The Māia Health Foundation has reached their goal of raising $519,000 in their crowdfunding campaign to build a helipad atop Christchurch Hospital. The campaign, called the 13 Minute campaign was met with great enthusiasm from the community. There has been a rise of 40% in helicopter call outs in the area in the past year…. Read more »
Redmond Regional Medical Center have started on plans for a dedicated helipad. Patients are currently being flown in to a grassy open space in front of the hospital, while security blocks off traffic and ensure safety of pedestrians. The new helipad will be at the corner of Redmond Road and John Maddox Drive, and will… Read more »
The RACQ LifeFlight BK117 helicopter successfully landed at Mount Isa Hospital’s new helipad, last Wednesday. A landing area for the helicopter has been a long problem, first having to land at the touch football field, then in the Ian Street car park, which was too small of a space. The new helipad will allow for… Read more »
WILTSHIRE Air Ambulance carried out its first landing on the helipad at the charity’s new airbase at Semington, near Melksham, today (Tuesday 20 March). This exciting milestone was followed by the official handover of the airbase to Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The building will now be fitted out before the charity’s fundraising, administrative and operational teams… Read more »
Christchurch Hospital has started a campaign to raise $1 million in order to build a helipad on top of their west tower. It takes patients 13 minutes to get to the hospital in a ground ambulance from the helipad in Hagley Park. The Rātā Foundation has proposed to put forward $500,000 if the Māia Health Foundation… Read more »
The helipad at Birmingham Children’s Hospital has been closed for a few months due to a large number of cranes in the area. Air ambulances now have to land at the police training school in Edgbaston and patients are then transported by road ambulances, reports BBC.
Metro Health-University of Michigan Health has been granted approval to maintain and operate out of an emergency helipad. The helipad will be operated from a section of the Wyoming Fire Training Center’s parking lot. The helipad already has wind cones, lighting, signage, a touchdown and lift-off area and a final approach and take-off area. Metro… Read more »
Baptist Hospital is looking to build a new base in Cantonment for their Life Flight helicopter. Life Flight is no longer allowed to operate from the hospital. Should plans be approved, a hangar, helipad and an office will be built on the 2,5 acres of land, reports WEAR TV.
The Maharashtra government has outlined a new helipad policy. This comes after a series of accidents that almost harmed the Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis. The policy stipulates that helicopters are no longer allowed to start their engines or air-conditioning before the VVIP passenger is on board. They cannot land in densely populated areas and has… Read more »
Salford Royal Hospital are developing plans for a new £48 million trauma centre with helipad to be built. Once the plans are completed, they will need approval from NHS England before they are able to begin with construction. The new centre will include a helipad, a resuscitation area, critical care beds, diagnostic imaging and five… Read more »
The heliport at Kempegowda Internatial Airport has been completed in only a few months, pushing plans for the construction of the corresponding heliport at Electronics City forward. Construction should begin this week, reports New Indian Express, as the levelling of the location has already begun. Once the heliport is completed, the much awaited heli-taxi service… Read more »
Royal Columbian Hospital how has a new helipad. The helipad was part of a $1.35 billion redevelopment program. A new helipad was an essential upgrade, as RCH is the only hospital in the province with trauma, cardiac, neurosciences, high-risk maternity and neonatal intensive care units, reports BC Local News.
HeliJet has been fined a total of $26,250 for aviation violations in B.C. This is the biggest fine from Transport Canada for 2016, reports Vancouver Sun. They also have been fined for landing night flights onto H1 category helipads.
Medicine Hat Regional Hospital is still without a usable helipad. Transport Canada declared it uncompliant with safety policies nine months ago. The hospital is currently waiting for approval and final review of new helipad plans for a single engine helicopter, reports Medicine Hat News.
St. Joseph’s Hospital in Syracuse has set plans to build a helipad on the premises. The hospital specializes in cardiac issues, so many of the patients have time sensitive cases. The construction is set to begin in spring, 2018, reports WWNY TV.
STARS has made a temporary landing area at the new High Prairie Health Complex. They are looking to make it something more permanent. The need of air ambulance services has grown in the Big Lakes County area and STARS is looking to join with First Nations communities, reports South Peace News.
The construction of a helipad at Fort McMurray Hospital has been urged by judges after a fatality inquiry report. The report looked into the death of an oilsands worker that died while on the way to the hospital. Emergency helicopters are forced to fly past the hospital and land at the airport, where patients are… Read more »
The Coliseum Medical Centres and Coliseum Northside Hospital are currently under construction to add more emergency rooms as well as a new helipad. The new helipad will be located across the ambulance entrance, reports Macon. Construction is expected to last until May 2018.
North Island Hospital proudly opened their new Comox Valley campus this past Tuesday. Upgrades and improvements have been made to the facilities and patient care, with the campus supporting up to 153 beds. The Comox Strathcona Regional Hospital District and the provincial government split the project cost of $606.2 million 60/40, reports Comox Valley Record…. Read more »
Luton and Dunstable University Hospital’s fundraising drive to build an onsite helipad linked to its Emergency and Critical Care services has got off to a flying start, thanks to a donation of £2m from the HELP appeal – the only charity in the country dedicated to funding hospital helipads. The £2m donation means the Luton… Read more »
Work is set to get underway on a brand new state-of-the-art £1.24m helipad at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, following the go-ahead from planners this week. The new raised helipad, which will be situated next to Worcestershire Oncology Centre, will be closer to the Accident and Emergency department, enabling paramedics to transfer critically ill patients into the… Read more »
The plans for a heliport along Buffalo River have been withdrawn. Mike Campbell submitted plans for a heliport at the Buffalo waterfront, with the idea of offering helicopter rides in his R44 Raven II. He plans to submit a new proposal to the Buffalo Common Council though, reports Biz Journals.
Executives of the University of Vermont Medical Centre are currently negotiating with DHART to expand air ambulance services. They hope to complete the deal within the month, with operations beginning in 2018. The focus would be on inter-hospital transport of patients within the hospital’s service area, reports Seven Days VT.
The George Washington University Hospital has been fighting to get an agreement with the Advisory Neighborhood Commission of Foggy Bottom to rewrite a 30-year-old law that prohibits new helipad construction. After the mass shooting at Las Vegas, the need for the fastest transportation to a Level One Trauma Centre was shown evident. The law was… Read more »
Goa Tourism Development Corporation is looking to reopen the Ela Goa helipad. The helipad is currently not in use, GTDC hopes to start up helicopter rides again in the area. As reported by Times of India, the helipad will be redeveloped if the proposal to reopen goes through.
Campbell River Regional Hospital had their helipad tested this past Wednesday and Thursday. Official from Transport Canada had to spend both full days conducting tests. Officials from the hospital are worried that the helipad may not be what was ordered and that it will only receive a H1 certification instead of H2. If that is… Read more »
Milford Sound is receiving a new helipad thanks to funding requests by Environmental Southland. Due to the many medical evacuations that occur at Milford Sound, the need for a hardened helipad area was growing. The new helipad will be build next to the visitor terminal. The accumulated funds came to $17,000 reports Stuff.
The Kitchener helipad that was shut down during June has finally reopened. The helipad was closed due to a construction crane being in the way of helicopter flight paths. During this down time, the helipad had some needed upgrades done, such as replacing lights and repainting. The possibility of flight paths having to be changed… Read more »
The Portage District General Hospital in Manitoba has accomplished their fundraising goal. Together with the community and a lottery, they were able to raise over $350,000 for a new STARS Air Ambulance helipad at the hospital. Construction work for the helipad will begin this week, reports Global News.
Tunnelton’s new helipad was opened this past weekend with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The new 50 by 50 foot concrete helipad was made possible by the donations of the community. The project in total came to $14,680, reports The Preston County News and Journal. Tadd Rankin, president of the Tunnelton Community Ambulance Service, donated his… Read more »
Rapides Regional Medical Centre had to build a larger helipad, as well as moving the location to above the emergency department. The new helipad is 65 feet by 65 feet and has an elevator that leads straight down to the ER. Rapides Regional Medical Centre is now awaiting FAA approval before they are able to… Read more »
Elk Point Hospital’s helipad was recently vandalised. Police are currently searching for the culprits who broke ten aviation lights and three helicopter lenses. They also left behind a plant in the middle of the helipad, reports Edmonton Journal. Such vandalism is dangerous as the extra minutes spent for the helicopter trying to land in the… Read more »
Kensington Palace has announced that The Duke of Cambridge will visit Aintree University Hospital to formally open the new Urgent Care and Trauma Centre (UCAT) this month. The £35m facility, which took four years to construct, is one of the most modern emergency centres in the country. During his visit on Thursday 14th September The… Read more »
Ipswich Borough Council has given planning permission to The Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust to create a new lifesaving helipad beside its emergency department. The HELP Appeal, the only charity in the country dedicated to funding the construction of hospital helipads, has agreed to fund the entire work, which will cost £250,000. It is likely that… Read more »
The Kaweah Delta Healthcare District will be celebrating their 1,000th helicopter landing this Friday. The hospital’s helipad was built in 2013, cutting transportation time down drastically. The community played a large role in getting the much needed helipad up and running. They received donations of up to $2.3 million from the community and a sponsorship by… Read more »
This past Monday, Councillors got together in Essex to discuss the potential plans of a new helipad at Basildon Hospital. The need for a new helipad is due to the fact that the current informal one is based at South Essex College, which is relocating this October to Basildon Town Centre, reports ITV.
A temporary helipad at Great Oakley Airfield, to be used to ferry offshore wind farm workers, has been given approval for 24-months despite much controversy. The 24-month period is to give the Tendring Council’s planning committee more time to decide whether to allow Galloper Offshore Wind Ltd a permanent base at the Harwich International Port…. Read more »
The Charismatic Bishops Conference has recently suggested to the Government of Ghana that a unit of helicopters will be an asset to the Ghana Police Service. As reported by News Ghana, they highlighted the uses of helicopters, such as search-and-rescue operations, surveillance, monitor traffic, car chases and deployment of men into “conflict zones.” The Ghana… Read more »
The Shangri-La Hotel Doha has recently opened their helipad for not only aviation usage, but also for selective events that promise to be an exclusive party atop the 50 story luxury hotel. Throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan they held ‘Highest Iftar and Suhoor’ events, with a sunset group prayer. They also have held a… Read more »
Transport Canada has finally received the green card to land at the new heliport at the Rocky Mountain House Health Centre. The town’s iconic water tower had to be demolished in order for Transport Canada to have a clear flight path. The STARS helicopter had to land at Rocky Mountain House airport with their patients… Read more »
A new helipad was put in operation near an airport located in the Moscow regional town of Zhukovsky, Russia. “The opening of a helipad is the first step in the creation of a full-fledged area of business aviation in Zhukovsky airfield. The demand for such services is not in doubt,” the General Director of Ramport… Read more »
Zhukovsky International Airport, 19-Jul-17
A permit for a second helipad at Fort Mohave Hospital was approved this past week by the planning and zoning commission. The new helipad will be at the corner of Highway 95 and Wagon Wheel Lane, roughly 100 yards from the existing helipad and will have fences surrounding its 60-foot by 60-foot perimeter. Air Methods… Read more »
Adelaide City Council has announced a proposal to lease a piece of land near Morphett St Bridge for a helipad that will be used for “joy flights.” The proposal has been met with much enthusiasm from commercial providers. The proposal will be reviewed by councillors and a decision will be made in the near future,… Read more »
St. David’s Georgetown Hospital announced today the opening of a new helipad and the completion of its parking lot expansion, which includes 81 additional spaces. A new helipad will save time in transporting critical patients to and from St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. The additional parking spaces are necessary to meet the growth in volume of… Read more »
St. David’s Georgetown Hospital, 03-Jul-17
Ganga Hospital will soon be operating the first air ambulance service from a private hospital in Tamil Nadu. Ganga Air Ambulance will be working together with OSS Air Management in a two-year contract. Their EMS services will be performed out of an AW109C twin-engine helicopter. A helipad for the service has been constructed at Ganga… Read more »
The helipad on Wellington Street South, in downtown Kitchener, has had to be closed down due to a construction crane being erected in front of it. The crane, helping to build two towers, 15 and 19 feet high, is directly in any helicopters flight path, reports The Record. Ornge, who runs air ambulance services in… Read more »
The Indian Environmental General Assistance Program office took samples of shellfish from around the Shoemaker Bay Helipad on June 12. The readings revealed that the shellfish were positive for saxitoxin, which can cause paralytic poisoning. Locals have been advised to avoid the shellfish, reports Wrangell’s Sentinel.
Rockies Heli Canada has sent in a proposal for the construction of a helipad for commercial helicopter tour flights at the base of Mount Yamnuska. The proposal has been met with much opposition from hikers, conservationists and guides. Many argue that a helicopter constantly touring Mount Yamnuska will have a negative effect on the ecology,… Read more »
After the unfortunate crash that killed a flight engineer and injured two pilots, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended all helicopter operations to the Badrinath, Kharsali, Sahastradhara and Harshil helipads. The crash occurred after take-off from the Badrinath shrine, carrying travellers. As reported by Press Trust of India, the State Tourism Minister, Satpal… Read more »
Mills-Peninsula Medical Centre had to demolish their helipad in 2011 when they rebuilt the hospital. Since then, they have not been able to airlift patients to the hospital. They now will have a new helipad. As reported by CBS Local, the helipad will emphasise on specialized care from smaller hospitals.
Genesis East had its first test flight off their new helipad on June 6. The helipad, built in April, will enable faster patient care. MedForce will provide services with their N30IPH helicopter, reports WQAD News 8.
The Northern Lights Regional Health Centre has been given the go ahead to start construction on their new helipad. Members of Alberta Health Service met up recently to discuss the design of the helipad with the Wood Buffalo Health Advisory Council. The helipad will be 60ft x 60ft and will match the height of the… Read more »
The Goderich Council will no longer consider the construction of a helipad on municipally-owned land across from the hospital. Arguments against the helipad included the environmental impact of one and that a health-related building being built on the land would serve a better purpose. Blackburn News reports that the item has been removed from the… Read more »
St. Helena Hospital Clear Lake now has a new helipad to help emergency medical staff treat the most time-sensitive emergencies and to provide efficient transport in and out of the hospital. The first helicopter landed on the new helipad on March 6, 2017. A makeshift pad on the east side of the hospital near the… Read more »
Work has started on a £1m helipad at Aintree University Hospital funded by the HELP Appeal, which will give seriously injured patients arriving by air ambulances immediate access to the Emergency Department and specialist treatment . This new helipad will serve patients from across Cheshire and Merseyside, and will reduce transfer time for patients in… Read more »
Dutch shipbuilder DAMEN has launched GAME CHANGER, its latest 70-metre DAMEN Yacht Support vessel (227 ft) with helicopter hangar. Available in time for the 2017 summer season, GAME CHANGER is a fantastic showcase of the Yacht Support solution for owners who want to have more fun off the beaten track, but with a significantly lower… Read more »
South Boston’s waterfront has been chosen as the local for the first new helipad in over 16 years. The new location, a pier owned by the city lies behind Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, was announced at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Centre. As reported by Boston Globe, officials are considering the helipad be on either… Read more »
Liverpool City Council’s Planning Committee has approved plans for a £1 million helipad, funded by the HELP Appeal, to be built at Aintree University Hospital’s £35 million Urgent Care and Trauma Centre. Doctors at the regional major trauma centre, which brings together Aintree with neuro-surgery specialists at neighbouring The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust,… Read more »
The Travancore Devaswom Board has recently opened a helipad at Nilackal. The new helipad will be open as a pay-as-you-use facility, especially with tourist season coming up. Each take-off will cost Rs. 20, 000, reports The Hindu.
St. David’s Georgetown Hospital announced today a $1.9-million capital investment for the construction of a helipad and 81 additional parking spaces. A new helipad will save time and resources in transporting critical patients to and from St. David’s Georgetown Hospital. Additional parking spaces are necessary to meet the growth in volume of patients and employees…. Read more »
The Revelstoke and District Health Foundation held their first fundraiser this past Monday to help raise funds for the construction of a helipad at Queen Victoria Hospital. The project already has donations from various corporations, non-profits and individuals, but the goal is to reach $465 000. The idea for a helipad started in 2010, with… Read more »
John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital is still a year away from its grand opening, but there are still sections of the plan that have to be completed. Kaleida Health is working towards a helipad on the roof of the new hospital. They already have two helipads, one ontop of Buffalo General Medical Centre and one… Read more »
Prince Country Hospital will receive $200 000 in upgrades to their heliport. Health PEI’s Capital Repairs and Maintenance Fund is providing the money for the upgrade. Journal Pioneer reports that new perimeter lighting will be installed, as well as obstruction lights, replacing the fence line, repainting the helipad markings, increasing the size of the helipad… Read more »
Blue Hill Memorial Hospital in Maine has recently opened their new helipad. This is now the 32nd helipad LifeFlight can use. As reported by WABI TV, the new helipad can cut a half an hour wait down to 14 minutes for patients. LifeFlight sees the new helipad as an achievement of their goal for a… Read more »
Bristow joined members of the Whitehall Community Volunteer Fire Department at their annual barbecue fundraiser October 18, 2015, to mark the completion of a new medevac helipad to serve the residents of Grimes County, Texas. The helipad, which was built in part by a donation through Bristow Uplift in 2014, is the first-ever dedicated LifeFlight… Read more »