A very positive and exciting time for IDP Group working closely with Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham Hospitals Charities, East Midland Ambulance Service, multiple Air Ambulance providers and the Local Authority to push through the long awaited and much needed helipad at QMC.
Andrew Chatten, director of estates and facilities at NUH, stated in an interview with the Nottingham Post: “We are developing plans for an onsite, raised deck helipad at QMC to support the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre, where the most critically injured patients receive their care. “Subject to planning permission and other necessary approvals, it is hoped the helipad will be operational in 2018.”
Mr Brookes, Director of the East Midlands Trauma Centre at the QMC stated in an interview with the Nottingham Post: “We will fast track the road round. It’s two or three minutes into the emergency department as opposed to 20 minutes.” This faster transfer of major trauma and severe medical cases will allow urgent treatment to be given in the ‘golden hour’ which will significantly improve survival rates.
Karen Jobling, chief executive of Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance, said: “We welcome the news that the QMC’s plans for a helipad are progressing.
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