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2YEARS OF SEVERE INJURY IN CHILDREN

2Years of Severe Injury in Children (ISS > 15)

Mode of arrival at hospital

Direct admissions only = 1,169

Mode of transport

Number of severely injured children (%)

A large proportion of severely injured children are not brought to hospital by ambulance or helicopter.This has a continuing

significant implication for the future configuration of paediatric trauma services, as the trauma system must anticipate that

more than a quarter of patients will continue to arrive at the nearest hospital (which may or may not be part of the trauma

system).

For some children there is no information recorded about their initial hospital stay, including their mode of arrival.

Ambulance

657 (56.2%)

Helicopter

200 (17.1%)

Arrived by other means (e.g. car)

312 (26.7%)

Total

1,169 (100%)

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Arrived by ambulance

Arrived by helicopter

Arrived by other means (eg. car)

Percentage of patients

2013 & 2014

2012