NETS UK to lift off from Yorkshire

A new website has been created for NETS UK designed by Zero-One Design Ltd.

Here's an excerpt from their launch press release:

Nets UK is a national charity that over the next few months will be developing the facilities, formerly home to Yorkshire Air Ambulance, as its operating and Clinical Training Centre.

The charity is about to tender for its first aircraft which will be specially equipped for children and new-born infants who need to fly to the UK’s centre of excellence in children’s medicine.

This will be the first such service in the UK and is modelled on the successful experience in Australia where NETS UK is a vital part of medical care for children.

‘Although the UK is much smaller than NSW our roads are far more congested’ said Martin Eede of Nets UK. ‘Also think back to the snow, the floods and then imagine the problems medical staff have in caring for very sick children in the back of an ambulance. During the extreme weather our Chair took twelve hours to get a very sick child from Nottingham to Newcastle. A journey we could have flown in under an hour.’

The service is being developed by clinicians with funds being raised by public and corporate donations. The HSBC ‘Little Angels’ appeal has enabled the charity to take on the lease at Sheffield Heliport. Giving her support is Dame Judy Dench DBE who took time out from filming in Los Angeles to give her backing to the project and to agree to be the first Patron.

The Nets UK complex at Sheffield City Heliport will be opened on 19th May by Dr Andrew Berry, Medical Director of NETS UK.

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