26 January 2009
WYG Planning & Design supports Bristol NHS Foundation Trust to construct specialist helicopter landing area.
The University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust has recently secured planning permission to build a specialist helicopter landing platform on the roof of the Queen’s Building, Bristol Royal Infirmary, one of the tallest buildings in Bristol city centre. The project is driven by an international body of evidence that highlights that speed of access to specialist healthcare facilities could mean the difference between life and death.
The landing facility will significantly improve patients’ access to the life saving services on offer at the hospital, while responding to the operational strategy of local air ambulance service providers.
WYG Planning & Design acted as planning consultants to secure permission for a project that will play a critical role in providing a fast response to emergencies across a wide geographical area.
Julian Bolitho, Director WYG Planning & Design, commented: “WYG Planning & Design is delighted to assist in the delivery of such an important and much needed regional facility. The hospital is pivotal to providing first class care to a significant number of patients across the South West region and, following an appraisal of a series of options for securing air ambulance access both directly and indirectly to the Bristol Royal Infirmary precinct, the new platform will further enhance the outstanding services that the Trust already provides.”
The Trust provides state of the art cardiac, trauma, paediatric and neo-natal services for patients across the South West.