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North of Scotland

The North of Scotland (NoS) Trauma Network includes five health boards – NHS Grampian, NHS Highland, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland and NHS Western Isles along with the Scottish Ambulance Service and a number of statutory and non-statutory (voluntary) health and social care organisations.

The development of the Trauma Network is a key priority and a component of the NoS Regional Delivery Plan.  A NoS Trauma Programme Group oversees the development and implementation of plans to improve trauma care and meet the needs of the local population, whilst meeting national requirements.

There are many causes of major trauma but the most common causes in the NoS are road traffic accidents, falls and assault.  In delivering outcome focussed trauma care there are a number of teams and professionals across the network in community and hospital settings.  Each regional network will include a MTC; this is Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for adult trauma care and Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital for paediatric trauma care, the NoS Network and MTC was launched on the 1st of October 2018.  In addition to the MTC there are a number of Local Emergency Hospitals, a Trauma Unit and Community Hospitals and services that contribute to major trauma care in the NoS.

Related Events

Oct 02

NoS Trauma Network Event 2019

Open to all health and social care professionals in the NoS who are involved in the delivery and planning of trauma care. An event programme will follow in due course.
October 2

Major Trauma Centre

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Foresterhill, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZN

The NoS Trauma Network are currently leading on a number of improvements such as the development of an electronic Rehabilitation Plan.  All major trauma patients in the NoS and EoS currently receive a Rehabilitation Plan which contains the rehabilitation assessment, goals and treatment.  Developments are underway for an adult and paediatric Rehabilitation Plan to be made available on the NoS Care Portal.

The Single Point of Contact is another improvement which allows clinical colleagues that work out with the MTC to have a single contact within the MTC who will accept the patient into the care of the MTC and provide support 24/7 to help enhance patient care.  The network recognises the importance of education and has built a programme around feedback received from our clinicians which will support and develop staff across the network.

There are also other exciting developments involving improved pre-hospital care and retrieval of major trauma patients in the NoS.

For a summary of key improvements since the launch of the network, please click on the following link:

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If you would like further details on the above please email nospg.majortrauma@nhs.net.

 

Aberdeen Royal Infirmary
Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN

Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital
Westburn Road, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZG

Raigmore Hospital
Old Perth Road, Inverness IV2 3UJ

Dr Gray's
Elgin IV30 1SN

Belford Hospital
Belford Rd, Fort William PH33 6BS

Caitness General Hospital
Bankhead, Wick KW1 5NS

Broadford Hospital
High Rd, Broadford, Isle of Skye IV49 9AA

Western Isles
Macaulay Rd, Stornoway HS1 2AF

Balfour
New Scapa Rd, Kirkwall, Orkney KW15 1BH

Gilbert Bain
South Rd, Lerwick, Shetland ZE1 0TB

Anne-Marie Pitt
Kings Cross, Clepington Road, Dundee DD3 8EA
07825 008818

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