If you or a loved one were involved in a serious accident, how much would you give for the best medical care to be available as quickly as possible?

Luton and Dunstable hospital needs support to build a helicopter landing (helipad) which will be linked to the Emergency department and critical care units.

L&D Hospital is widely regarded as having the best performing A&E department in the country and provides emergency care to over 300 people every day.

In an emergency, when time is of the essence, being able to get an Air Ambulance to specialist care, is crucial. For many patients, a helipad could represent the difference between life and death.

In an emergency, every second counts.

Help to build a life-changing service and hospital helipad for more than 2.3million people and many future generations to come.

The new Helipad would ensure air ambulances are able to land at any time, significantly extending operational availability and would also have electric trace heating incorporated into the deck to ensure that ice and snow do not disrupt the continued use of the facility during periods of colder weather.

About the campaign

In an emergency, when time is of the essence, being able to get an Air Ambulance to specialist care, is crucial. For many patients, a helipad could represent the difference between life and death.

Help Luton & Dunstable Hospital’s bid to build a new helipad and lift shaft to provide 24-hour access to the countries best Accident and Emergency service, so that patients are treated rapidly. The hospital helipad will serve more than 2.3 million people across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire within the Golden Hour.

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The Golden hour

When someone suffers a major trauma, the quicker they receive specialist emergency care, the more likely it is that the treatment will prevent death or serious disability. This is referred to as the ‘Golden Hour’ and emergency services strive to get patients to the most appropriate place for lifesaving care within an hour of sustaining their injury. Helicopters offer a much more reliable way of transporting critically ill patients as they significantly reduce travel time compared to a land ambulance.