Please donate to get a helipad at King's hospital

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HelpKings
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Please donate to get a helipad at King's hospital

Postby HelpKings » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:31 am

Last Thursday just before 7:30pm a police car with blue lights flashing pulled up at my house to rush me to King's College hospital as the love of my life and father of my two children had been involved in a serious bike accident and was fighting for his life.

Other than his helmet, what saved his life was being airlifted to King's so he could get urgent care quickly. They have an appeal to build a helipad right in the hospital (they currently land in a park and transfer in by ambulance) so crucial, life-saving time can be saved when it is needed most.

Please, please donate if you can and post these details anywhere you can think of to get as many people as possible to donate too. He is very slowly recovering now but the air ambulance saved his life. Simple as that. To donate, text TIME to 70800. Thanks.

I ask that please nobody starts any heated debates on this thread about cyclists, helmets, the state of the NHS or anything else for that matter. Thank you.
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Postby HelpKings » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:32 am

I realise that King's is not actually in Nappy Valley, but it is the best trauma centre in the country, which is why he was airlifted there. The point is to get the most critical patients to the best possible place for them as soon as possible.
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Postby HelpKings » Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:37 am

Just wanted to bump this post. 2.5 weeks later and he's still in hospital - but he wouldn't be so lucky if it weren't for the air ambulance. Please help if you can.

Thank you.
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Postby Muddlemoo » Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:40 am

I've just donated. Hugely important. I hope your husband is ok
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Postby HelpKings » Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:45 am

Thank you so much.
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Postby jg75 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 11:07 am

This really touched me, and I agree, a very important service and something we should all support and be thankful for. HelpKings, I do hope your husband recovers soon and thank you for raising awareness of this. I have just donated.
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Postby Boris13 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 5:12 pm

My young cousin was riding a motorbike and had a crash 6 months ago yesterday.

He is still very poorly in hospital.

He was resuscitated twice at the scene and flown to hospital by helicopter.
If the helimedics wasn't available that day, andwasnt as quick as they were, he may not of made it to hospital.

Minutes really do matter.

Kings needs this helipad.

St Georges has one.

Let's all donate a little something if we can
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Postby dudette » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:36 am

Done - a great cause.
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Postby Magicmummy1 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:27 am

I'm one of the nurses at Kings A and E, our job is extremely challenging but also very rewarding. At the moment like op stated we are trying to raise the funds for a helicopter pad at kings. By having this facility it will save countless more lives as in trauma EVERY second counts. Thank you so much to the original poster who despite having the worry and concern of her partner being unwell decided to raise awareness of this. I hope he's on the mend, and once again thank you for raising awareness. On the 27th and 28th of this month some of the more braver members of staff are abseiling down kings attempting to raise money for the helipad if anyone wishes to donate please go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/TeamKingsED. We need to raise £3.5 million for the helipad which will undoubtably save hundreds of life. Xx
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Postby HelpKings » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:49 am

Thank you so much for your post and whether it was you or any number of the many, many brilliant nurses who helped him, I cannot thank you enough. Every single person at King's has been amazing, truly heroic and we've been so touched by the spectacular level of care we've experienced. Thank you for the incredible work you do.
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Postby jafina » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:11 am

I have just made a donation, a great cause for a great hospital. 2 of my children were born there prematurely and the care they received was amazing.

I really hope your husband recovers fully, and I really hope the helipad gets built ASAP!
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Postby balhamwilbur » Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:15 pm

Have just donated. Fantastic cause, great hospital (my oldest son was born there) and I have a cycling husband too. Hope your husband makes a good recovery, HelpKings.
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Postby AbbevilleMummy » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:07 pm

Just donated. Great cause. I have a cycling husband and due to the number of accidents in London involving cyclists, I'm constantly worrying that I'll get a knock on the door one day. Really feel for you and your family. Keep us updated with his progress.
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Postby klw » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:40 pm

I do hope your partner is recovering well. I have also donated, like many others my husband cycles to work.
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Postby HelpKings » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:32 pm

Thank you everyone for your incredible support. We're so touched that people are willing to help.

Cycling, even in London, is incredibly safe as long as you wear a helmet and are acutely aware of the risks and take sensible precautions to protect yourself. My other half was involved in a totally freak accident so please don't be put off cycling - it could just as easily have happened while driving, as a pedestrian or anywhere really. The main thing I want people to realise is that a completely unexpected, random accident could unfortunately happen anytime so it's vital that life-saving services, like air ambulances, are in place. Kiss your loved ones and make sure they know how much you love them.

Thanks again x
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