New Study Highlights Impact of Trauma Centres

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20 Aug 2018

Since the creation of major trauma centres in 2012, an additional 1600 patients with severe injuries have been saved according to a report compiled by the Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN) based at the University of Manchester.

In response to the report President of The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Professor Mike Lavelle Jones, said:

“This report demonstrates the lifesaving impact trauma centres have had and highlights the real difference to patients that reconfiguring services can have. It is clear that very seriously injured patients benefit from being taken to a specialist hospital, rather than to their closest hospital where highly specialised staff can better deal with complex traumas. We have long advocated for the introduction of trauma centres across the UK and it is great to see such positive results. We must ensure that patient safety and patient outcomes are at the forefront of everything we do within the NHS.”

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