Leeds General Infirmary

HOSPITAL TYPE: MAJOR TRAUMA CENTRE

STATUS: OPERATIONAL

Yorkshire Air Ambulance requested assistance to fund lighting on the helipad at Leeds General Infirmary, a Major Trauma Centre and one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals. The hospital has an international reputation for its expertise and the existing helipad was built on the Jubilee Building in xxxx

Whilst thousands of flights by the Yorkshire Air Ambulance have brought sick patients from all across the Yorkshire region and beyond to be treated by experts at LGI, the helipad was only in use during daylight hours but now thanks to the HELP Appeal, air ambulances can land after dark. As well as funding the new lighting the HELP Appeal also funded new fire-fighting equipment.

Central to the site is the Jubilee Building, which It brings together many of the country’s leading experts in caring for critically ill patients with serious brain injuries, heart and lung problems and major trauma. The hospital has a large and busy Accident and Emergency department for adults, and next to it is a separate dedicated facility catering for children up of the age of 16, adjacent to the facilities of Leeds Children’s Hospital to ensure seamless care for youngsters.