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Tag: Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service

Three seriously injured after train, vehicle collide south of Dungog

Three people were rushed to John Hunter Hospital this evening after a single vehicle collided with a train at Wallarobba, south of Dungog. The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) was tasked by NSW...

GALLERY: Teen surfer does a 360 back to his board, after freak accident

Glendale teenager Christian Sheehy knows the power behind a wave. In April 2020 the then-13-year-old was knocked off his bodyboard while surfing with mates at Catherine Hill Bay. He doesn’t remember much about that...

WRHS’s AW139 clocks up significant milestone

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) clocked up a significant milestone at the weekend when the AgustaWestland (AW139) fleet officially registered 10,000 flying hours. Introduced in 2017, the aeromedical aircraft hit the mark...

Helicopter service’s 100,000 reasons to smile

The region’s treasured Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) continues to garner terrific support. And, it was particularly evident this week when Westpac chief executive officer Peter King met WRHS CEO Richard Jones OAM...

Livestock crash near Jerrys Plains kills five horses

Two men were injured, and five horses killed, after a truck carrying livestock crashed in the Upper Hunter today. About 6.30am on Saturday 29 May, emergency services were called to the Golden Highway,...

GALLERY: Divas honour late Meg Purser

An iconic Hunter charity fundraiser hosted its 10th anniversary event on May 28 in honour of the late Meg Purser – the day of what would have been her 53rd birthday. Divas on...

Dr Rob takes flight with WRHS Critical Care Medical Team

The Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS) is one of the most revered organisations in the Hunter – and rightly so. In fact, no-one has ever paid to utilise the WRHS since its existence,...

Five missions for WRHS in busy 18-hour period

It’s been an extremely busy period over the past 18 hours for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Service (WRHS). The organisation was called into action to airlift five people from separate pre-hospital emergency situations...
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