BAM has completed the first rooftop helipad in the country with direct access to emergency services.
Thanks to a £2million donation from the HELP Appeal, construction of a helipad on top of the first standalone Major Trauma Hospital in the UK, at Salford Royal Hospital, is now complete.
The donation, made from the HELP Appeal to NorthCare, the official charity of Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust, has funded the development of the first rooftop helipad in the country with direct access to a lift down to the Emergency Department, saving valuable time for critically ill patients needing lifesaving treatment.
The helipad has been made purely from aluminium, including the support structure, and has been constructed with almost 1,000 bolts, so it is able to hold a colossal 8600kg. Built on top of the Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital on the Salford Royal Hospital site, the square helipad deck is approximately 26.4 metres squared.