Devon Air Ambulance

Because of you… Devon got a new Heli!

The New Year brings with it new and exciting projects and plans for Devon Air Ambulance (DAA). The past year has been challenging in many ways for everyone and the team at DAA certainly met and overcame some significant challenges.

But there have also been many developments, highlights and celebrations which wouldn’t have been possible without the unwavering determination of those...

Life-saving helipad marks first anniversary

This week marks the first anniversary of the opening of our helipad, which was officially launched on Friday 5 June 2015, with its first ever landing of a Search and Rescue helicopter.

Previously Derriford Hospital did not have a recognised helipad and instead had a small grassed-over area adjacent to the Emergency Department, which had been used for some years as a set-down area for...

New hospital helipad officially opens

Derriford Hospital celebrated the official opening of the new life-saving helipad yesterday (Friday 5 June) with its first ever landing of a Search and Rescue helicopter.

Special guests attended the event, along with key members of the hospital, ambulance and building staff to celebrate the great impact that the helipad will have on patient care and treatment.

In 2012,...

Find out what Derriford Hospital's new helipad means to Peninsula Trauma Centre

In 2012, Derriford Hospital officially became the Peninsula Trauma Centre as part of a new region-wide system in the South West.

This consists of two trauma care networks, each with a major trauma centre at the heart of the network and is supported by the ambulance and air ambulances services, trauma units, local acute hospitals, specialist rehabilitation and many other associated...

Hospital's new helipad gets its 'H'

After nearly seven months, the official launch of Derriford Hospital's new helipad is now fast approaching and will be taking place on Friday 5th June.

The helipad is going through its final stages of completion and now has a marked letter ‘H’ in the centre, allowing it to be clearly visible from the air.

The ‘H’ symbolises that this is a helipad and that it is operational....

Work begins on new hospital helipad

The construction of the new helipad at Derriford Hospital has started, with the turf cutting ceremony taking place on Thursday 30 October.

The new landing facility will take approximately seven months to build and should be operational by May 2015, allowing a wider range of aircraft to land on site and being accessible 24 hours a day.

Nick Thomas, Director of Planning and Site...

SWH and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust work together to protect the environment

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SWH Civils, a division of South West Highways Ltd, is due to start work on the Derriford Hospital Helipad facility at the end of October.

The works will enable the trust to deliver an improved helicopter landing facility. Benefiting Devon & Cornwall Air Ambulances, it will also enable them to land at night, helping the hospital to continue to improve their services to the community...

SWH Civils awarded Derriford helipad contract

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SWH Civils, a division of South West Highways Ltd, has recently tendered for and won the contract for the construction of a helipad at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth.

This exciting project, which is due to commence at the end of October, will provide a new helicopter landing facility enabling a wider range of aircraft to land at Derriford Hospital Emergency Unit.

The works to be...