A larger rooftop and future proofed helipad
For the seriously ill and injured, 13 minutes feels like a very long time. Currently, this is the time it takes to transfer by ambulance to Christchurch Hospital, after landing in Hagley Park. It takes the same amount of time to fly a patient from Akaroa to Christchurch.
Patients are flown to Christchurch from all over the South and lower North Islands. The transfer process from Hagley Park is far from ideal, compromising both patient privacy and public safety, and draining resources.
Plans for Christchurch Hospital’s new building include a single rooftop helipad, which will dramatically reduce the time it takes for critically unwell patients to access life-saving treatment.
However, demand for helicopter transfers is increasing. To keep up with growth and future-proof services a much bigger helipad is needed at Christchurch Hospital.
We need your help to provide Christchurch with the larger helipad it needs, as well as a clinical support terminal on the helipad to provide immediate, lifesaving measures on touchdown.