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About the Network

Learn more about our mission, governance and the purpose of the network.

Data & Audit

Take a look at Scottish Trauma Audit Group reports and how the STN is performing across the country.

Network Regions and Scottish Ambulance Service

Key contacts and regional specific details as well as local news for trauma care in your area.

News from the network

Latest updates in trauma care from around Scotland

Major Trauma Rehabilitation

The development of the Major Trauma Service in the West of Scotland came with significant resource to provide rehabilitation in order to achieve the Scottish Trauma Networks stated aim of: Saving Lives. Giving Life Back. The rehabilitation team within the Major Trauma ward in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital are delivering early, intensive, multidisciplinary rehabilitation […]

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HECTOR in Scotland – The silver trauma course!

  What is it? HECTOR began as the Heartlands Elderly Care Trauma and Ongoing Recovery course that was established to develop a training programme for clinicians and independent practitioners who are responsible for looking after older people who have injuries. These injuries that an individual sustains often play second fiddle to the complex comorbidities, frailty, […]

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RACH Paediatric Trauma Pathway

Paediatric trauma pathways in the NoSTN have been rolled out and developed since August 2019 across Grampian and Highland. Over this time, service improvement projects have been carried out to improve delivery of care to these patients. Of significance are the number of patients to benefit from the trauma pathway within RACH who do not […]

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More News from the Network

Lorraine Kelly, OBE

“The NHS in Scotland provides a fantastic service to thousands of patients who are seriously injured each year and the addition of these new trauma centres shows the commitment to enhancing and improving that service.

The dedicated Major Trauma Centres will build upon the existing trauma services across Scotland and these together with the Scottish Ambulance Service and surrounding units will help to deliver a world-class standard of care for people throughout the country. This will help to ensure that patients receive the best possible care, right from before they reach hospital through to their rehabilitation, helping them to recover more quickly and support them in returning to full health.”