Tumut Hospital helipad is now operational, with the first helicopter landing marking the final stage of the redevelopment.
NSW Ambulance successfully completed day and night test landings at the new helipad, paving the way for the life-saving service to recommence operations at the hospital campus.
The new helipad will ensure patients have a fast and direct connection to and from the hospital’s expanded Emergency Department to receive lifesaving emergency care.
The Tumut Hospital redevelopment offers new services such as a CT scanner, ultrasound and renal dialysis as well as improved maternity services, meaning the local community no longer have to travel to access vital healthcare.
Health Infrastructure worked closely with representatives from the Murrumbidgee Local Health District, NSW Ambulance, Richard Crookes Constructions and Aviation Management and Safety Advisors to ensure the new helipad site is safe, appropriate, fit-for-purpose and causes minimal impact on the local community and environment.
To find out more about Tumut Hospital Redevelopment please visit the project website.