We are raising funds to build a new helipad close to the Major Trauma Centre at Sheffield’s Northern General Hospital. The appeal is being run by Sheffield Hospitals Charity.
The A&E Department became a Major Trauma Centre (MTC) in April 2013. This means that it has the specialist staff and equipment needed to deliver lifesaving treatment to the most extreme and urgent trauma cases. It serves a population of 1.8 million people covering South Yorkshire and parts of the Humber, Derbyshire and the East Midlands.
The current ‘secondary’ helipad was built more than 20 years ago and is both too small and too far from the MTC. Secondary means that patients must be transferred from the helicopter into a land ambulance then driven to the emergency department adding precious minutes and risking additional discomfort and complications. When a patient has major trauma, the faster a patient receives specialist treatment, the higher their chances of surviving or surviving well. It means that every second really can count!
This artist’s impression of the new helipad shows that it is right outside the ambulance bay and there’s just a short trolley push between the helicopter and the resuscitation room.
The cost of building and equipping this state-of-the-art helipad is approximately £2 million. With your help, we plan to complete it by Spring 2016. Please support this appeal by donating, fundraising or simply sharing the message with others.
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FOR SHEFFIELD HELIPAD
There are many fun ways you can get involved in fundraising for the Sheffield Helipad Appeal. From cake sales and dress down days to sponsored runs, swims or skydives, there are literally hundreds of ways to get involved.
Events can be a fun way to show your support. You can take part in our events or create your own fundraising activity. Why not think about getting your family, colleagues or friends involved to make it even more of a success? Whatever you decide to do, our fundraising team at Sheffield Hospitals Charity is here to support you.
Our guide to fundraising includes lots of ideas and information on a huge variety of ways to get involved and raise money.
To sign up or register an event, complete our online registration here or download one here and return it to the email@example.com or contact us directly on 0114 271 1351. Someone from the fundraising team will be in touch within a maximum of three working days.
Here is our guide to fundraising for some helpful tips and ideas.
TO SHEFFIELD HELIPAD APPEAL
There are many ways to donate to the Sheffield Helipad Appeal, by text, over the phone, online or by sending us a cheque using our freepost address. If you have any queries about donating, please contact us (Sheffield Hospitals Charity) on 0114 271 1351.
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* Text costs £5 plus network charge. Sheffield Hospitals Charity receives 100% of your donation. Obtain bill payer's permission. Customer care 0114 2711351. Registered Charity No. 1059043
Donate £5 by texting HELIPAD to 70660 *
Call Sheffield Hospitals Charity on 0114 271 1351 then press 2 for fundraising, and one of the team will be able to process your donation.
Please send a cheque made out to Sheffield Helipad Appeal sent to 'Freepost RTLA-AKYY-TKEE, Sheffield Hospitals Charity, Fulwood House, 5 Old Fulwood Road, Sheffield S10 3TG'