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 Midland’s Major Trauma Centre, which is based at Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham.
Adam Brooks, Director of the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre, said:
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.
Michaela, 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.
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.