It has been informed that five trauma centers have been established in the England. These trauma centers would have the responsibility of providing timely care to the patients being affected with serious injuries.
The five NHS hospital trusts include Plymouth, north Bristol, Oxford, Southampton and Brighton. It has been informed that the five trauma centers will have specialized services that will run 24 hours. In the new centers, patients with multiple and complex injuries would be referred.
It is believed that through these centers, patients with acute injuries could be saved from succumbing to death. Besides, ambulance services would also be provided. The patients who have met with fatal accidents would be taken to the one of the aforementioned trauma centers within 45 minutes of accident.
In 2010, a report compiled by the National Audit Office suggested that through the establishment of the trauma centers, as many as 600 lives could be saved in England, every year. Dr. James Mapstone from for NHS South of England said, “Trauma patients will have better access to highly-skilled and experienced trauma clinicians and the most advanced treatments in the world…I am confident that having the highest level of expertise, experience and equipment in one place will help us save more lives”.
There are numerous benefits of having trauma centers. With the help of trauma centers, timely treatment to emergency cases would be provided and lesser health complications would be faced by the patients.
Earlier, patients after meeting with fatal accidents were taken to local hospitals where delayed care used to affect the recovery of the patients adversely. It is hoped that through the trauma centers, all the hurdles in providing greater care to the patients would be addressed.