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Cambridge University Hospitals is designated as the major trauma centre (MTC) for the East of England. Up to 800 people every year receive major traumatic injuries in this region – in a car crash, for example. Major trauma is the leading cause of death for people under the age of 40 in the UK. The major trauma centre will form the centre of the regional trauma network, and will provide all major specialist services for major trauma patients.

CUH is the designated level 1 major trauma centre for the East of England region. This forms part of a wider major trauma service that is designed to improve patient outcomes. This integrated service provides care from the initial injury through the emergency department, theatres, critical care, the trauma ward, rehabilitation services to discharge. At all stages of the patient pathway we aim to maximise care to improve patients long term futures and the staff that we employ will be key to us delivering.

Information for patients

Within the major trauma centre itself, an integrated service is responsible for overseeing and co-ordinating all aspects of outreach support, resuscitation, acute and on-going care, and rehabilitation for patients who have experienced major trauma.