Derriford Hospital Helipad, Plymouth
In 2012, Derriford Hospital in Plymouth was appointed as the Peninsula Trauma Centre with responsibility for the care of the most severely injured patients from a population that can reach two million people in the summer months.
For the most severely injured patients, the speed at which they begin to receive the specialist treatment they urgently need critically affects their chances of survival and the degree to which they eventually recover. In trauma cases, a helicopter is often the best, or only, method of quick and safe emergency transfer to the hospital.
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