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Final test takes place on BRI helideck

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.


Full report: New helipad for Bristol Royal Infirmary

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.