Have to say I get so much joy from these tasks and count myself privileged to meet and work with some outstanding people. Today was Ysbyty Gwynedd Hospital in Bangor, North Wales. Stunning part of the world nestled between the sea and foothills of Snowdonia, busy little landing site and amazing people working at this hospital.
Having all stakeholders around the table, including Trust, lead clinicians, doctors, facilities, pilots and paramedics ensured I walked away with everything I needed to improve the site from both an aviation and patient perspective.
Just wanted to wish everyone who reads our posts and visits the website a very peaceful, safe and most of all an awesome time with your friends and family.
A simply amazing project, from concept to the first land on. There has been a great sense of collaboration with this helipad. We are biased as it our awesome local hospital also. We were proud to be appointed by the Hampshire NHS Trust and Engie FM to conduct the final acceptance inspection and issue our CAP1264 and ICAO Annex 14 Vol II (Heliports) Certificate of Compliance.
Really pleased to have be appointed as the aviation technical authority for the Western Sussex NHS Trust, providing support to the Trust aviation support services across the region, particularly the acceptance and operational capability development of the Brighton Hospital rooftop helipad.
Helicopter ended on its side after a landing on an offshore rig during a night training flight. The crew suffered light injuries and evacuated the aircraft. The offshore deck fire crew were on hand and extinguished a small fire which was causing smoke, but no flames.
What a community inspired project this turned out to be, absolutely superb collaboration. Our input from the beginning, representing The CAA and CAAI in conducting the initial feasibility study at the proposed site and supporting the build was just a joy. From the very beginning, the most awesome part of this project was the people and the warmth of the community of Campbeltown. You can physically see the benefits of this new helipad. When it came to the opening, we were so humbled and proud to represents not only The CAA but the HELP / County Air Ambulance Trust. Within a month of opening, the helipad had facilitated 10 movements taking patients for onwards care to Glasgow.
Week 3 construction complete and progress being made! McFadyens Contractors have been excellent working through the challenging weather, continuing to improve the drainage and make this Helipad a success on completion. Other background work is also in progress, culminating in an opening ceremony in April!
As hospital admissions for Coronavirus patients continue to rise, the HELP Appeal team is aiming to boost the ‘Stay Home. Protect the NHS. Save Lives’ message through a series of WWII inspired posters, to help relieve the pressure on NHS staff and Intensive Care Units around the country.
Even though the charity continues to fund NHS hospital helipads across the country, thanks to your support; we also want to help hospitals in another way during the pandemic.
Through the creation of seven posters, the charity hopes to channel the indomitable spirit of the British people during WWII, the inspirational speeches of Winston Churchill and iconic wartime icons such as Rosie the Riveter, to help encourage people to wash their hands, cover their face and stay at home in the fight against Coronavirus. Everyone needs to batten down the hatches for a bit longer to help protect the NHS and help save lives.
You can download the posters via the link here
Green Deck Operations is proud to be working alongside the Civil Aviation Authority International to carry out several helipad feasibility studies in support of HEMS and SAR operations in the highlands and islands of Scotland. Arran, Oban and Fort William will be the first remote locations to receive visits as soon as restrictions are lifted. We are already supporting the new Campbeltown project and looking forward to the opening in April.