A bespoke Scottish solution, operating across traditional specialty and geographical boundaries
The highest quality of integrated, multi-speciality care to severely injured patients
Returning patients to independent living and employment far sooner and more effectively
The Scottish Trauma Network’s (STN) Major Incidents with Mass Casualties (MI/MC) Group had its first meeting on 22 March.
This is a partnership between Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates, NHS Boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCP) and Local Authority Chief Social Work Officers under the auspices of the STN. Its task is to produce a new national plan that sets out how health and social care services will come together to respond to the needs of adults and children during a major incident with mass casualties.
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The Scottish Trauma Network will be an inclusive and equitable trauma network for Scotland including a number of hospital sites, and regional networks, which deliver the highest quality of integrated, multi-speciality care to severely injured patients, saving more lives and improving the lives of patients throughout the trauma pathway – from prevention to rehabilitation.
Improved care and outcomes for 6000 severely injured patients a year
The overall aim of the STN will be ‘Saving lives. Giving life back’. Evidence from around the world shows that a co-ordinated and inclusive system of trauma care significantly reduces mortality (20-25%) and improves vocational outcomes for patients.
A bespoke Scottish solution operating across geographical boundaries
The new Scottish Trauma Network is a bespoke, inclusive and equitable solution, which will involve the Scottish Ambulance Service and hospitals across Scotland - including 4 major trauma centres - working collaboratively, to deliver high quality integrated, multi-specialty care to severely injured patients.
This new approach will save more lives and improve patient outcomes throughout the trauma pathway – from prevention to rehabilitation - 'Saving lives. Giving life back'.The Trauma Network Model