Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:
To ask His Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure the safe landing and dispatch of critical patients from the helipad located on Royal Sussex County Hospital tower block.
The structure of the helideck has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority. It has the capacity to receive all the types of helicopter regularly used by the emergency services and the military in the area to transfer patients. The patient care and transfer model for the helideck has been approved by the University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust’s clinical experts and by partner organisations, including the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance service. The helideck is scheduled to open in the autumn of 2023.