The Sussex Trauma Network brings together all those responsible for treating major trauma patients across Sussex.
The Major Trauma Centre is based at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. It hosts all the key specialities needed to treat major trauma.
Depending on journey time and injury, patients can be transported directly to the Major Trauma Centre following on-scene assessment, or may be transferred from a trauma unit following initial care and stabilisation.
Trauma units play a vital role in the initial resuscitation of major trauma patients. They may also be involved in the on-going care, specialist needs such as burns, and rehabilitation.
One major trauma centre
- Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton – University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.
Three trauma units
- St. Richard’s Hospital, Chichester – University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.
- Worthing Hospital – University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.
- Conquest Hospital, Hastings. Part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
Two local emergency hospitals
- Eastbourne District General Hospital. Part of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.
- Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath. Part of University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust.
Two pre-hospital care providers
- South East Coast Ambulance Service Foundation Trust (SECAmb)
- Air Ambulance Kent Surrey and Sussex (KSS)
In addition the Sussex Trauma Network includes:
- A number of third sector healthcare providers
- Sussex Community NHS Trust
- Surrey and Sussex commissioners