25 October 2017 - Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust has announced that it is to postpone its plans to build a raised deck helipad in car park three at Queen’s Medical Centre. A new opportunity has recently arisen for a proposed new emergency care centre on the site, which would include an integral helipad
Peter Homa, NUH Chief Executive, said: “As our plans to redevelop QMC in the years to come have progressed, an even better solution has emerged to build a helipad as part of a new urgent and emergency care centre development.
“The Trust remains committed to having an onsite helipad at QMC to ensure our most critically-injured major trauma patients get the best possible clinical outcomes. Our future ambition is to build a new urgent and emergency care centre with a helipad that provides direct access to our Emergency Department. Importantly, this will provide much faster access times and far fewer patient movements. Subject to the necessary regulatory and treasury approvals, we anticipate that the helipad could be constructed within five years.”
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