Saturday, August 1, 2015
Childrenâ€™s Hospital to Use Vatican Heliport
Vatican Radio reported on July 17 that critical care transport now is possible using a heliport located in the Vatican Gardens.
An accord announced jointly by Bambino GesĂą childrenâ€™s hospital of Rome and the Vatican City State permits the heliportâ€”on the southwestern edge of the Gardensâ€”to be used by the hospital to transport patients, personnel and medical equipment in urgent cases. The agreement is preparatory to the insertion of the Vatican heliport within the regional network for emergency management.
Pop Francis and President Mariella Enoc of Banbino GesĂą both expressed their satisfaction with the initiative, with the latter adding that the physical location of Vatican City would reduce helicopter transit times, potentially saving the lives of some critically ill patients.