St George’s has received its 100th helipad patient.

The patient who was involved in a road traffic accident needed emergency medical care and was flown to the hospital’s major trauma centre on September 14th.

Miles Scott, chief executive of St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust, said: “As a major trauma centre St George’s Hospital treats patients suffering from life-threatening injuries and illnesses.

“We know that getting our patients to us in the fastest time possible so they can receive expert treatment is vital for ensuring the best survival rates and future quality of life.

“The helipad is an important and impressive addition to St George’s Hospital. We are proud to offer this facility to those who need it.”

The helipad at St George’s cost £5million to build with a £1million donation form the Helicopter Emergency Landing Pad (HELP) Appeal and was officially opened by London Mayor Boris Johnson in May, 2014.