Bristol Southmead helipad: 670 landings since 2014

Southmead Hospital’s helipad in Bristol has seen 670 landings over the past four years. That’s an average of more than three landings every week from air ambulances.

The helipad became operational in 2014 and the HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads, contributed over half of the entire cost.

The ground level helipad is an essential facility for the region’s pivotal Adult Major Trauma Centre.

Robert Bertram, Chief Executive of the HELP Appeal, said: “Helipads save lives, and this one is no exception. We are glad to see what a difference it has made to critically ill patients in the region, as it helps them reach the expert care they need as quickly as possible.”