The last test flight has taken place on a new helideck at the Bristol Royal Infimary - But the local air ambulance can't use it, because the Great Western Air Ambulance is too heavy to lift off the deck. There's now a campaign to raise enough money for a more modern, lighter helicopter.
A landmark step in the re-development of the Bristol Royal Infirmary was completed today. A new helipad means patients can get vital treatment more quickly.
But, although many air ambulances from across the region will be able to use it, the Great Western Air Ambulance, serving Bristol and South Gloucestershire will still have to land on the Downs.
Wesley Smith explains why.
Professor Jonathan Banger from the Bristol Royal Infirmary said the new helipad would improve patient care:
Work has finished on the construction of the new helipad on the roof of the Bristol Royal Infirmary.
Andy Headdon, Strategic Programme Director at the Bristol Royal Infirmary said six air ambulance services could access the pad, but the Great Western helicopter is too old to use it: