VIDEO: New £2M helipad at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital will save more lives

Northern General Hospital's brand new £2 million helipad is now fully operational after years of fundraising.

Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 3:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 29th June 2016, 4:33 pm
29 June 2016.....The Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands for the first time on the new £2m helipad which has opened at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital. Picture Scott Merrylees

Air ambulances will now be transporting patients with life-threatening injuries landing just yards away from A&E saving even more lives, hospital bosses have said.

This will cut out a three minute journey via ambulance from another helipad at the other end of the hospital.

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The helipad can now accept major trauma patients from across the region, thanks to the generosity of residents and businesses who have helped to raise £2 million to build the facility.

The site will serve around 1.8 million people across four counties, covering South Yorkshire, parts of the Humber, Derbyshire and the East Midlands.

29 June 2016.....The Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands for the first time on the new £2m helipad which has opened at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital. Picture Scott Merrylees
29 June 2016.....The Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands for the first time on the new £2m helipad which has opened at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital. Picture Scott Merrylees
29 June 2016.....The Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands for the first time on the new £2m helipad which has opened at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital. A&E consultant Dr Stuart Reid welcomes pilot Andy Lister. Picture Scott Merrylees
29 June 2016.....The Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands for the first time on the new £2m helipad which has opened at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital. Picture Scott Merrylees
29 June 2016.....The Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands for the first time on the new £2m helipad which has opened at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital. Picture Scott Merrylees
29 June 2016.....The Yorkshire Air Ambulance lands for the first time on the new £2m helipad which has opened at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital. A&E consultant Dr Stuart Reid welcomes pilot Andy Lister. Picture Scott Merrylees