The East Midlands Major Trauma Centre

The East Midlands Major Trauma Centre provides expert care to patients with multiple injuries that are potentially life-threatening or life-changing. These include injuries sustained in domestic, road, sporting and industrial accidents, and gunshot and stab wounds. The centre’s commitment to providing the right treatment as early as possible helps to reduce overall recovery times as well as giving patients a better chance of survival.

Patients being treated at the East Midlands Major Trauma Centre benefit from world-class expertise across all trauma-related disciplines. These include radiology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, burns and plastics, critical care, neuro-rehabilitation and occupational therapy.

The centre is led by Director and Consultant Trauma Surgeon Adam Brooks and Clinical Programme Manager Miriam Duffy. Adam and Miriam are supported by a team of skilled medical and nursing staff who provide expert care to major trauma patients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Part of a regional trauma network

Queen’s Medical Centre (QMC) was chosen to host the Major Trauma Centre for the East Midlands region in April 2012. There are 22 Major Trauma Centres across the country.

The East Midlands Major Trauma Centre is the hub of a regional trauma network which is helping to improve patient care and save more lives. Ambulance crews are now trained to bring the most seriously injured patients to the Major Trauma Centre rather than to their local emergency department.

The centre covers the counties of Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Leicestershire and Rutland – serving a total population of 4.6 million people across an area of 14,282km2 (5,514 square miles). Patients from further afield are also accepted on occasion, such as after a major incident or if adverse weather means the air ambulance has to be diverted.