Basildon Hospital's air ambulance landing site set for development

Basildon Hospital's air ambulance landing site set for development

Basildon Hospital's air ambulance landing site set for development

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MORE than half of Air Ambulance landing facilities are inadequate, a new report has found.

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Air Ambulances (APPGAA) has highlighted 60% are inadequate, which could lead to greater morbidity and mortality.

The report was produced by the Association of Air Ambulances (AAA) after the issue was raised at the APPGAA Annual General Meeting which took place in October 2013.

One of the landing sites the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust has raised concerns about is Basildon, the landing site for the county’s Cardio Thoracic Centre at Basildon Hospital.

It has been earmarked for development, which will mean a new landing site will have to be sought in the near future.

In any one day, across the UK, 70 people will be treated by Air Ambulances.

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5:59pm Mon 7 Apr 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Grass seed and a letter H should do it.
Grass seed and a letter H should do it. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
  • Score: -1

6:25pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

Helipad on a roof at the hospital seems to be a solution.
Helipad on a roof at the hospital seems to be a solution. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 2

6:27pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Nowthatsworthknowing says...

Ten new ambulances, would be of better use.
Ten new ambulances, would be of better use. Nowthatsworthknowing
  • Score: 3

7:40pm Mon 7 Apr 14

the25man says...

You watch the Helipad will be sighted so far away an ambulance will be need to transport the patient to A & E
You watch the Helipad will be sighted so far away an ambulance will be need to transport the patient to A & E the25man
  • Score: 4

7:46pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

the25man wrote:
You watch the Helipad will be sighted so far away an ambulance will be need to transport the patient to A & E
They could use the roundabout outside the hospital and build a connecting subway so they could wheel them up into A and E....
[quote][p][bold]the25man[/bold] wrote: You watch the Helipad will be sighted so far away an ambulance will be need to transport the patient to A & E[/p][/quote]They could use the roundabout outside the hospital and build a connecting subway so they could wheel them up into A and E.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: -1

10:07pm Mon 7 Apr 14

runwellian says...

Get rid of the dilapidated mental health unit and use that site. It is owned by the hospital and cost so much keep it close a basic standard let alone fit for patients.

There is already a corridor from the mental health unit that gives direct access to theatres etc. it would be ideal.

Mental health beds are closing, there is a fantastic new and under used mental health unit at Rochford.
Get rid of the dilapidated mental health unit and use that site. It is owned by the hospital and cost so much keep it close a basic standard let alone fit for patients. There is already a corridor from the mental health unit that gives direct access to theatres etc. it would be ideal. Mental health beds are closing, there is a fantastic new and under used mental health unit at Rochford. runwellian
  • Score: -3

9:46am Tue 8 Apr 14

Howard Cháse says...

runwellian wrote:
Get rid of the dilapidated mental health unit and use that site. It is owned by the hospital and cost so much keep it close a basic standard let alone fit for patients.

There is already a corridor from the mental health unit that gives direct access to theatres etc. it would be ideal.

Mental health beds are closing, there is a fantastic new and under used mental health unit at Rochford.
They won't need a mental health unit soon. ATOS and Irritable Duncan Smith are curing them pretty quickly these days....
[quote][p][bold]runwellian[/bold] wrote: Get rid of the dilapidated mental health unit and use that site. It is owned by the hospital and cost so much keep it close a basic standard let alone fit for patients. There is already a corridor from the mental health unit that gives direct access to theatres etc. it would be ideal. Mental health beds are closing, there is a fantastic new and under used mental health unit at Rochford.[/p][/quote]They won't need a mental health unit soon. ATOS and Irritable Duncan Smith are curing them pretty quickly these days.... Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

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