The Trauma Audit and Research Network

Trauma Care
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Trauma Care in England and Wales

Every year across England and Wales, 10,000 people die after injury. It is the leading cause of death among children and young adults of 44 years and under. In addition, there are many millions of non-fatal injuries each year.

Understanding the benefits and the risks associated with different types of treatment is important for all patients. However it is not generally appreciated that there are variations in the success of treatment in different hospitals. It follows that there are probably opportunities to improve care.

This website was developed by the Trauma Audit & Research Network to help patients who have been injured. The Healthcare Commission, the independent regulator of healthcare in England and Wales has advised The Trauma Network on the design of the website using the Heart Surgery Website as a model. The Healthcare Commission are also committed to driving improvements in the quality of both the NHS and independent healthcare services and to making sure that patients are at the centre of everything they do.

The website provides, for the first time, important information about the rates of survival for patients who have been injured and treated at different hospitals across England and Wales. It also provides information about the benefits of certain kinds of treatment.

How to use this information
To read more about this website and to review survival rates at different hospitals, continue here (link temporarily disabled)

To interpret the information on this site, please go to Information for Patients (link temporarily disabled)

What it can't tell you
Your own chances of surviving injury. This is dependent on your individual cirumstances such as your age and general health.

We may extend the scope of this website in the future to cover other areas of injury. We welcome your feedback (link temporarily disabled) about how useful you have found the information on this website.