Oswestry: Robert Jones & Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

HOSPITAL TYPE: SPINAL INJURIES UNIT

HELIPAD STATUS: OPERATIONAL 

Located on the Shropshire and North Wales border, the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic and District Hospital NHS Trust serves a local population of 1.8 million, with a patient base that extends both nationally and internationally.

A specialist hospital with a worldwide reputation for innovation and research, the Trust provides particular expertise in dealing with serious spinal injuries. So it is vital that every aspect of the patient transfer process is in place to make the treatment as effective and comfortable as it can be.

In this case, a 100 metre, smooth, covered walkway now extends from the landing facility to the hospital entrance and the installation of purpose-designed helipad lighting has facilitated patients being brought to the hospital at any time of the day or night.

All at the HELP Appeal we recognised that all these elements were essential, especially for a spinal injuries unit, and funded the helipad base infrastructure in full.

”We are very grateful to the HELP Appeal for this much improved facility, which will be of great benefit to our patients. It will make transfers far more comfortable, which is particularly important for people with spinal injuries.”

Wendy Farrington Chadd, RJAH Trust Chief Executive