Nottingham got a much awaited boon in the form a trauma center that was recently launched. The East Midlands Major Trauma Centre is a result of years of hard work that have gone in to create the Queen's Medical Centre as a hub of knowledge and expertise. It has now become a nationwide center of excellence in dealing with major trauma.
They would now be able to offer patients round the clock access to treatments and a specialized team of physicians, ICU and brain surgery. They would also house some of the leading experts in their respective fields. Other than normal cases, they would now have the capability to treat patients with serious injuries like car accidents, and other major trauma cases like gun or knife wounds.
The medical center treats nearly 300 major trauma patients throughout the year which they expect to grow to 900 by next four years. They would also be partnering with other hospitals in the region that might need their help in tackling major trauma patients. There was much needed requirement of a major trauma center in the region as it is a known fact that by creating a hub of trauma center in any region supported by the ambulance service, there are nearly 20% more lives that can be saved each year.
The staff capacity would also be increased to deal with added patients. They have set their priorities straight. According to them, the quicker they get the patients to QMC, the quicker they would be able to treat them which would lead to better chances of their survival and recovery. The Health Secretary, Andrew Lansley, who has been pushing the need of better trauma centers, said that soon there would be 22 new state of the art trauma centers opened across Britain.