Major trauma describes serious and often multiple injuries where there is a strong possibility of death or disability, it is the main cause of death for people under the age of 45 and is a major cause of debilitating long term injuries. More than half of major trauma is caused by road traffic accidents.
With the implementation of a major trauma network, there is a much better chance of surviving and recovering from a major trauma injury. Patients have direct access to specialist teams and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure they receive immediate treatment, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Clinical director of the Northern Trauma Network is Dr. Jackie Gregson and Clinical Lead Dr. Laura Duffy.