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Old 13th Jun 2022, 09:50
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Sussex county helipad

Good morning, there has been some social media speculation about the new helipad on the Sussex county hospital in brighton. It doesnít appear to have been used. Does anyone know the reason for this?

thank you in advance from someone who didnít have the hands for rotary.
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Old 13th Jun 2022, 13:24
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Not surprisingly the pandemic has caused some problems in getting the helipad commissioned, but this wouldn't really explain why over 2 years after it was supposed to enter service it still remains out of use. The last explanation that I heard was that there were problems with manning of the helipad with appropriately trained personnel - not sure if it is/was budget related.
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Old 15th Jun 2022, 10:12
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I don't think it's a manning or training issue, I have made numerous approaches to them since the project was first muted with regards to providing cost effective in house training / or providing professional helideck staff and never received a reply. Several years ago I was told by one of the hospital fire officers that he had never been included in the consultation, design or building of the project and subsequently wanted nothing to do with it. I was delivering a Helideck training course at a London hospital recently and was in discussion with a colleague about SCH and he had been told by a contact at SCH that it was possibly because the CEO does not want it opened in case it increases casualty overload into the ED!!! How true that is I don't know but whatever the reason it is a travesty that this facility is not being used.

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