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Psychological support following major trauma

psychological support for major trauma patients to help them to come to terms with the trauma and what has happened to them and the injuries they have sustained as a result of the trauma.  The Major Trauma Centre is part of University Hospital Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.

Patients (and their family members/ friends if they have been affected too) can seek support whilst on the ward (one-off or ongoing). We also meet most major trauma patients to ascertain whether an individual may be considered ‘high risk’ of developing depression/ PTSD or anxiety post discharge.

All individuals who complete a screening assessment on the ward, receive a follow up phone after approximately 4 weeks to see if they do need further emotional/ psychological support. If needed, we provide this support in major trauma psychology outpatient clinics on site (or signpost them to community services, if the patient would prefer- often this is when logistically Brighton is not convenient for them to attend weekly appointments).

Contact Details


Royal Sussex County Hospital, Eastern Road, Brighton, BN2 5BE

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