New Hospital for Injured Soldiers

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Not quite as well planned as it might have been, given how much MOD puts into the place. The helipad isn't robust enough for mil helos, so CCAST patients will still have to undergo a road move from the airport or an alternative HLS. For some reason the helipad doesn't have direct access to ED, so patients have to be pushed along a road.

Still, much better than the Selly Oak site.
 
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ViroBono said:
Not quite as well planned as it might have been, given how much MOD puts into the place. The helipad isn't robust enough for mil helos, so CCAST patients will still have to undergo a road move from the airport or an alternative HLS. For some reason the helipad doesn't have direct access to ED, so patients have to be pushed along a road.

Still, much better than the Selly Oak site.
The 'helipad' at Selly Oak does not have direct access either, and involves pushing the paitent up a hill to the ED. Also the helipad was not suitable for Mil helos either, so on the very very rare occasion a mil patient is admitted via chopper we use the football pitch. There has only been one patient that has undegone a heli transfer from BHX to Selly Oak via Mil chopper in the 3 years i have worked there. The road moves are very quick, police outriders, and take no longer than 15 mins.

As for the new hospital, trials have proved that anyone admitted via civvie chooper the offload and admission to the ED is actually quicker than currently at Selly Oak.
 

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