HELP IN THE GOLDEN HOUR

Every second of every minute counts when a serious accident or medical emergency is concerned and prompt intervention within the first hour after any traumatic incident is absolutely critical –

  • Someone calls 999
  • The Air Ambulance responds
  • It’s a life and death situation
  • Those 60 minutes are critical

But without a helipad, the emergency airlift stops short of A&E, adding to transfer time.

A key element of this ‘Golden Hour’ timeframe is ensuring that Air Ambulances can land as close to specialist treatment as possible, and our helipads provide that opportunity.

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When any delay can be deadly, being seconds away from specialist help will save lives and improve the patient’s chance of a full recovery.

 

“In the ‘Golden Hour’ after an accident or sudden illness, the difference is often a fast flying helicopter that reaches the ill or injured sooner and gets back to A&E quickly enough to give those in distress the best possible chance of surviving.”

Dr. Charles Deakin – Consultant at Southampton University Hospitals Trust and founder member of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance