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. To this end, the criteria for taking patients to a Major Trauma Centre (MTC) have been modified so that only patients who really need such care are transferred to the MTC. Prior to this change, several patient who might have needed MTC care, but were subsequently found not to, were transferred.
The modified pathways can be seen on the COVID Pathways page.