05/06/2015

New £2m Helipad Developed At Hospital In Devon

A new helipad has been built at Derriford Hospital in Devon.

The £2 million facility will allow air ambulances to land at night.

Search and Rescue (SAR) helicopters can also be facilitated.

The previous landing area, a grassy region with no lights, was described as "unsuitable" for larger helicopters.

The Helicopter Emergency Landing Pads Appeal (HELP) contributed £850,000 towards the helipad construction, with £900,000.

The Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust contributed a further £900,000.

(LM)

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