Since QMC's Major Trauma Centre (MTC) opening in April 2012 645 lives have been saved that without the advanced skills and interventions received would otherwise not be expected to survive their injuries. We have treated 11,020 patients since opening the catchment area. The catchment area the MTC covers is four million. The East Midlands MTC is the busiest in the country and has the strongest clinical outcomes nationally.
Based at QMC, it is one of a national network of specialist centres which concentrate expertise and resources to give the best possible care, including intensive care and brain surgery. Ambulance crews are now trained to bring the most seriously-injured patients to the Major Trauma Centre rather than to their local Emergency Department.
It was rated one of the best in the country in 2015 by The Major Trauma National Peer Review report, conducted by the NHS England. It showed that overall the Centre performed extremely well and was the only Major Trauma Centre in the country to score 100% on Definitive Care (surgery and critical care) and Rehabilitation.
The Centre was also praised for its children's Major Trauma Centre measures being rated 100% in definitive care and 92% in rehabilitation - again both were top scores in the UK.
The MTC is at the forefront of research and take an active role in building and maintaining the most up to date protocols for current care of trauma patients.
Experts at NUH are leading the development of a new National Rehabilitation Centre in the East Midlands, at Stanford Hall Rehabilitation Estate, in Loughborough. The intention is that a new rehabilitation clinical model will deliver improved outcomes, and help people to return to functional lives. Up to 800 patients in the East Midlands could benefit from this new facility a year.
The Defence part of the National Rehabilitation Centre opened mid-2018 following a handover ceremony, and deals with amputees and complex brain injuries. The National development is a second centre for civilians recuperating from major trauma injuries.
The MTC actively promotes learning opportunities through taster days, shadowing and limited work experience for the next generation of health care professionals.
Contact and find us
Tel: 0115 924 9924
Major trauma case managers
The major trauma case manager team is responsible for co-ordinating major trauma patients' care in hospital and providing advice and support throughout your stay and after discharge. They can help with any questions either in hospital or after you get home.
Tel: 0115 924 9924
Mobile: 07595 284854