Friday, 6 February 2015
They are also building a helipad on the roof of the hospital, until now ambulances have had to land at Ruskin Park, 25 minutes drive away (the green space in the picture). The new helipad will revolutionize the way patients get to the hospital: no speed bumps and directly into casualty.
Transfer from air ambulance into the hospital will be reduced from up to 25 minutes to just five minutes, helping to dramatically improve the outcome for the most seriously ill and injured patients
• The project will also provide direct lift access to the Emergency Department, CT scanner, and operating theatres, saving even more time and giving patients the best chance of survival.
• The new helipad will even be large enough to land an army helicopter, the only site in
Greater London capable of landing one.
• King’s is incredibly proud to have been selected as the designated centre for both Brands Hatch and Paris, which means we would treat critically injured people should there ever be major incidents.