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Test landing onto the new RHH helipad

20th November, 2019

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Tasmania has conducted the first landing onto the new helipad on the new Royal Hobart Hospital building.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Tasmania has conducted the first landing onto the new helipad on the new Royal Hobart Hospital building development. 

The Rescue Crew conducted a series of tests of the pad for the project engineers including structural mechanisms, assessment of the approach & departure paths and air to ground communications - before landing and shutting down to meet with the RHH engineers and project management team.

The helipad, once operational will assist the Westpac Rescue Helicopter Tasmania service in providing the highest level of aeromedical care with direct access to the neonatal ward, emergency department and other emergency surgical departments from the pad.  

It is estimated that the helipad will save at least 15-20 minutes in valuable medical transfer time for patients to our current landing area at the Cenotaph.

Westpac Rescue Helicopter Tasmania will be doing additional night testing of the helipad over the upcoming weeks to test lighting systems in and around the pad.

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