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  • NEWS | UK Air Ambulances

    1,800 Landings at St George’s Hospital

    St George’s Hospital London had over 1,800 air ambulance helicopter landings since opened in 2014


    1,800 Landings at St George’s Hospital

    HELP Appeal, June 11, 2022 - It is now eight years since St George’s Hospital helipad was officially opened in.

    During this time, five air ambulance providers, including Air Ambulance Kent, Surrey and Sussex, London Air Ambulance and Thames Valley Air Ambulance have transferred critically ill or injured patients to St George’s, with 1868 helipad landings overall.

    Planning for the rooftop helipad began in 2010 after St George’s became the designated Major Trauma Centre for the South West London and Surrey Trauma Network.

    The hospital helipad, which was the first in south London, took just under a year to build and cost £5million with the HELP Appeal donating £1million to its construction.

    In 2018, the HELP Appeal donated an additional £400,000 to install DIFFS, a deck integrated firefighting system, which is able to extinguish a fire quickly and effectively, protecting the helipad and hospital and ensuring the safety of those on deck and avoiding the need for a hospital evacuation.

    Dr Anthony Hudson, Clinical Director for Major Trauma and Emergency Medicine Consultant at St George’s, said:

    “Having the helipad at St George’s has proved hugely beneficial to our patients who are brought here in life-threatening conditions.

    He added:

    “As one of London’s four major trauma centres, we know that getting patients to us in the fastest time possible so they can receive expert care from our major trauma teams is vital for ensuring the best survival rates and future quality of life.”

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