Bristol Southmead

HOSPITAL TYPE: MAJOR TRAUMA CENTRE FOR ADULTS

STATUS: OPERATIONAL

The HELP Appeal contributed over half the cost for the development of a ground level helipad at Southmead Hospital, an essential facility for the region’s pivotal Adult Major Trauma Centre.

Since its construction, there has been an average of one landing every two days, giving access to quicker specialist treatment in medical emergencies.

We are also funding a covered walkway to make the transfer process a more comfortable one for the patients being admitted into the emergency treatment department.

“We are absolutely delighted that the HELP Appeal are supporting Southmead Hospital and services in the wider Bristol area. As the Adult Major Trauma Centre for the region, North Bristol NHS Trust provides a vital service and the increasing numbers of Air Ambulance transfers are a big part of that. The grant from the HELP appeal is a major contribution to our work.”

Jane Ibbunson, Head of Fundraising, Southmead Hospital Charity