Testing of the Royal Hobart Hospital's K-Block helipad has started with the rescue chopper christening the soon to be operational facility.
Project Director, Ben Moloney says aeromedical helicopter retrieval will soon be a routine event at the hospital.
"The helipad’s fire suppression system was recently verified with the builder, project engineers and a third-party engineering certifier."
“This has allowed us to move to the next stage of helipad commissioning with a similar process to verify helipad’s spring supports and pilot-activated lighting control panel."
Once completed, test flights will soon occur with aeromedical retrieval crews.