Mountain rescue team to raise cash for new helipad at Sheffield hospital

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Mountain rescue team volunteers will be raising money on Saturday to pay for a new helipad in Sheffield.

Members of Edale Mountain Rescue will be collecting cash in Barker’s Pool to help with the cost of building a new helipad at the Northern General Hospital.

Team spokesman Martin Gorman said: “The Northern General Hospital in Sheffield is raising money for a new helipad in order to allow air ambulances to transfer critically injured patients directly into the emergency department without the need for a ground ambulance.

“When a patient has suffered major trauma, the faster they receive specialist treatment, the higher their chances of surviving or surviving well. It means that every second really can count.”