Trauma services

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

Three trauma units

Two local emergency hospitals

Two pre-hospital care providers

In addition the Sussex Trauma Network includes: