A life saving helipad at Queen's Medical Centre is becoming a reality, thanks to our many Supporters
It’s on its way
In 2014 we asked for help to raise £3 million to build a helipad at Queen’s Medical Centre and make every minute count towards the care of critically injured patients. In response we were overwhelmed with support. Now, we are absolutely delighted that planning approval for the project has been granted and work will soon begin on-site, with the aim that the helipad will be fully operational in 2018.
The project which will create an onsite helipad for air ambulances has been supported by Nottingham Hospitals Charity which raised £2.5 million towards the costs. Currently helicopters land off-site and patients have a 15-20 minute transfer to the Major Trauma Centre at QMC.
A huge thanks
Nottingham Hospital Charity Chief Executive Barbara Cathcart says: “Access to a Helipad at our Major Trauma Centre at the QMC is vital to saving minutes and saving lives. I want to say a huge thanks to the hundreds of people who have supported our Helipad Appeal by fundraising and donations, to the County Air Ambulance who contributed £1 million and those who backed our bid for £1.3 million LIBOR funding last year.”
We still need the support of those who are currently raising funds for the Saving Lives Helipad Appeal, as all pledges have been included in the total raised. Additionally, any further funds that we received will support further enhancements to the helipad.