Extra helicopter deck for Medisch Spectrum Twente

n the summer and fall of 2019, Aviation Support investigated the possibilities for installing a second helicopter deck on the roof of the former Thorax building of Medisch Spectrum Twente in Enschede, because it regularly prevents that both Lifeliner 3 or 4 from the ANWB Medical Air Assistance and a helicopter from the German ADAC Luftrettung present themselves simultaneously or shortly after each other for a landing at the heliport of MST. An alternative landing site in the vicinity of the hospital is not available.
The existing heliport of MST is mainly used by the Christoph Europa 2 trauma helicopter of the German ADAC Luftrettung, based in Rheine, which covers a large part of Twente, Overijssel and a part of Gelderland with a circular deployment area with a radius of 70 km and by the Christoph Westfalen trauma helicopter of the German ADAC Luftrettung, based in Greven at Münster / Osnabrück airport with a circular deployment area with a radius of 150 km, covering a large part of the east of the Netherlands.
The result of the investigation was positive, but for budgetary reasons, the hospital’s Board of Directors decided to postpone the elaboration of the plans indefinitely.

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