The Consortium for Emergencies have given the go ahead for a new heliport in the vicinity of its headquarters in Arrecife. It will 70,000 euros which is the amount contemplated in the Arrecife council budget.The start date for the construction is still pending waiting on a license from the City Council.
The service is considered a necessity because although there are already several heliports on the island, they are all mainly landing sites without full security measures for emergency procedures at any time of day. The headquarters of the Emergency Consortium will be an ideal place to have one because it is in the capital and is relatively close to the Hospital Doctor José Molina Orosa which most demands this service for the transfer of patients. At present the transfers are made from the main airport with patients being transferred by ambulance.