Saving Lives Helipad Appeal

Getting patients to hospital quickly in an emergency is vital and valuable seconds can make all the difference.

Nottingham Hospitals Charity is launching an appeal to raise £3m to build an on-site helipad at the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre, which is based at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.

Adam Brooks, Director of the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre, said:

“Our world-class, expert team in Nottingham has saved the lives of over one hundred patients who wouldn’t otherwise have survived, since we became the region’s Major Trauma Centre in 2012. An on-site helipad will ensure our most seriously injured patients, particularly those from remote areas, are transported to our Emergency Department even faster, giving them the very best chance of survival”

Saving Lives Helipad Appeal

The first 60 minutes following a severe injury is known as the ‘golden hour’ and is critical to favourable clinical outcomes. Fast access to treatment is vital to give patients a fighting chance.

Nottingham Hospitals Charity is asking the public to help save a life by supporting our ‘Get going for the golden hour’ fundraising challenge. Choose your own 60 minute challenge – active or otherwise – and ask friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you.

MichaelaMichaela, from Lincolnshire, was airlifted to East Midlands Major Trauma Centre with multiple injuries after a car accident. She had been sitting in the front passenger seat and took the worst of the impact.

“I had broken bones and internal injuries and they told my family I might not survive. You don’t think about the importance of time until something like this happens to you and every minute is precious. If the helicopter hadn’t been available I don’t think I’d have made it to hospital alive.”

The building of the helipad is entirely reliant on charitable donations.

Can you help save a life by supporting our appeal? We would love to hear from you.

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