We’re wrapping up work on a new helistop. When Building Hope opens in spring 2013, helicopters will land in the southwest corner of the new parking area, where a raised open walkway will provide easy access to our new emergency department.

This is the first in a series of moves the helistop will make to accommodate current and future expansion. No matter where it’s located, the rules guiding which patients arriving by emergency helicopter land directly at Seattle Children’s will not change. Only the most critically ill or injured children – those in imminent danger – are airlifted to Children’s. Those who are seriously ill or injured but not in imminent danger land at the University of Washington and are transported to Children’s by ambulance.

Over the last 10 years, an average of four to five patients a month have been airlifted directly to Children’s. In the first six months of this year 28 patients were airlifted straight to Children’s while 29 landed at the University of Washington.


Questions? Please call:
Information: 206-987-6197
24-Hour Emergency Hotline:
Sellen Construction
Tim McKey
Project Superintendent