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:
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]“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”[/quote]
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.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″]“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.”[/quote]
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.