New Network Guidelines Published

Two new Network Guidelines have been published: – Severe Traumatic Brain Injury – Open Fractures. They can be viewed and downloaded from the Documents page.

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ATNC/ATLS Course in Eastbourne

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust will be running its first combined ATNC/ATLS course 19th -21st September this year at Eastbourne District General Hospital. Details and bookings can be found at: Advanced Trauma Nursing Course ATNC Provider — Royal College of Surgeons (rcseng.ac.uk)

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Preparing for a Mass Casualty Event: A Sussex Trauma Network Conference

We are holding a one day conference for health professionals to prepare for and gain insight on a health response to a Mass Casualty event in Sussex. June 20, 2022 at The Grand Hotel, Brighton 8:30am to 5pm Click here to purchase your tickets! https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/preparing-for-a-mass-casualty-event-a-sussex-trauma-network-conference-tickets-296928449987?utm-campaign=social%2Cemail&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

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New Logo

Sussex Trauma Network has adopted a new logo that better shows and describes what we are about.

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Becoming the face of Community Rehabilitation

An insight into the journey of service transformation Karen Poole – the network’s Director of Rehabilitation describes her experiences and what she has learned about service transformation in the article for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy – www.csp.org.uk/news/2021-07-08-becoming-face-community-rehabilitation

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Repatriation Policy goes live

The updated Sussex Trauma Netowrk Repatriation Policy – version 4 – has gone live from 4th May 2021. The Policy can be view and downloaded from the Guidelines, Policies and Pathways page. All particating hospitals now have a Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for repatriation. Contact details are in the policy document.

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COVID-19 Pathways

Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the normal Patient Pathways of the Trauma Network have been suspended and replaced by specific pathways for the pandemic as follows.  This is in line with a national directive that seeks to ensure that Major Trauma Centres remain able to accept major trauma patients, even though they may also have large numbers of COVID-19 patients.  …

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