Life Flight flies people to the urgent medical care they need. This dramatically improves their chance of survival and recovery.
If you suffer a medical emergency or are involved in a serious accident the time saved by flying could save your life.
Air rescue services
Life Flight provides the Wellington-based Westpac Rescue Helicopter. This team ensures people can be rescued when the mission is critical or the location is challenging. More
Air ambulance services
Life Flight also operates a nationwide air ambulance service transferring critically ill patients, including children and premature babies, to specialist care they urgently require. More
Number of people helped in the year to 31 March 2016:
|Total number missions flown||1,413|
|Total number of patients flown||1,451|
|Number of accompanying family members||751|
|Auckland / Waikato||30|
|Hawkes Bay / Gisborne / Bay of Plenty||117|
|Manawatu / Whanganui||369|
|Nelson / Tasman||150|
|Canterbury / West Coast||19|
|Otago / Southland||5|