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A&E Doctor: Current helipad makes patient transfers more complex

An A&E consultant at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital says a new helipad there would make patient transfers in from major traumatic events less complex. Dr. Stuart Reid is helping with the fundraising appeal, aiming to raise the last £500,000 needed to build a new, closer helipad:

Sister: Minutes saved by new helipad could make all the difference

A woman from Worksop whose brother was transferred to hospital by air after a crash last month says it's vital every minute is saved when getting patients to A&E. Suzanne Wilson's brother Andrew Chesterton is now recovering, but since she heard about the time it currently takes to transfer people from the existing helipad to the emergency department she has thrown her weight behind the fundraising appeal to provide a newer, closer helipad:


Critically injured man's sister backs new helipad appeal

Andrew Chesterton who was critically hurt in a crash in Athersley Credit: Family photo

A woman from Worksop is backing an appeal to pay for a new helipad at Sheffield's Northern General Hospital. Suzanne Wilson's brother Andrew Chesterton from Barnsley was critically hurt in a night-time car crash last month. The driver of the other vehicle did not stop. The 32 year old is now out of a coma and is improving though his injuries were severe.

The young dad had several broken ribs, swelling on the brain and other internal bleeding. The 32 year old is now out of a coma and is improving but doctors say getting him to hospital as quickly as possible after the crash was vital.

Suzanne Wilson is now backing the appeal to raise the last £500,000 of £2m needed to pay for a new helipad at the Northern General Hospital. The current helipad requires a land ambulance to transfer arriving patients the final short distance to the A&E department. The new one would only require a short trolley push.


Man arrested after Barnsley crash which left driver critically injured

A man has been arrested after two cars crashed in Barnsley leaving one of the drivers fighting for his life in hospital.

A black Audi A4 and a blue Audi A4 TDI were in collision in Laithes Lane, near to the junction of Lindhurst Road at around 12.05am on Sunday November 16, 2014.

The 32-year-old driver of the Audi Avant suffered life threatening injuries. He is in hospital where his condition is described as critical.

The 26-year-old driver of the other car was uninjured. He has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving and failing to stop at the scene of the crash. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries

Police appeal after teenager hit by car in Barnsley

South Yorkshire police are appealing for witnesses after a teenager was hit by car in Barnsley.

It happened when the 15-year-old was walking along Spark Lane in Mapplewell towards the centre of the centre of the village around 5.05pm on Tuesday October 25, 2014.

Police said enquiries are ongoing to find the driver of the silver or light blue car involved in the collision.

Police hoping for peaceful derby

South Yorkshire Police is urging football fans attending Saturday's match between Sheffield United and Barnsley FC to enjoy the game safely.

Police hoping for peaceful derby

The force say extra officers will be on duty for the match at Bramall Lane on Saturday 1 November to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum for businesses, residents and shoppers.

The game is expected to attract more than 20,000 supporters and there will be a visible policing presence around the ground and in the city centre.

Barriers will also be in place around the ground on the day to ensure the safety of everyone attending the match.

We are planning for a safe, enjoyable event for everyone attending. This is the first time the two teams have met in the league for a few seasons and we are expecting a great atmosphere. I will ensure we provide a welcoming environment for fans who want to attend and enjoy the game and endeavour that there is as little disruption as possible for people conducting their daily business in the city centre. However, we will not tolerate any level of disorder or violence within South Yorkshire and we have sufficient resources in place to deal with those intent on causing trouble.

– Superintendent Scott Green

South Yorkshire elects new Crime Commissioner

The ballot opened yesterday Credit: Press Association

We will find out today who will be South Yorkshire's new Police and Crime Commissioner.

The election was held yesterday after former Commissioner Shaun Wright stepped down in the aftermath of the Rotherham sex abuse scandal. The counting of votes begins later this morning with final result being declared this afternoon.

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