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THE TRAUMA AUDIT AND RESEARCH NETWORK

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

Type of first admitting hospital

First admitting hospital

Number of severely injured children (%)

*MTC - MajorTrauma Centre

Just under 50% of children are initially treated in a specialist paediatric or adult major trauma centre whilst over half are still

initially treated in a hospital accredited as a Trauma Unit.

This means that the trauma network should ensure a system for the initial resuscitation of injured children in all hospitals

followed by an efficient inter-hospital transfer system.There is an important public health message that should be

disseminated to the parents and carers of children.

Adult & Children’s MTC*

411 (27.2%)

Adult MTC*

122 (8.1%)

Children’s MTC*

195 (12.9%)

Trauma Unit

783 (51.8%)

Total

1,511 (100%)

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Adult & Children’s MTC*

Adult MTC*

Children’s MTC*

Trauma Unit

Percentage of patients

2013 & 2014

2012