The NHS Wales Health Collaborative is seeking views on the proposals for a Major Trauma Network for South and West Wales and South Powys.
An independent clinical panel has looked at the evidence for developing a major trauma network in South and West Wales and South Powys and made the following recommendations.
• a major trauma network for South Wales with a clinical governance infrastructure should be quickly developed.
• the adults’ and children’s major trauma centres should be on the same site
• the major trauma centre should be at University Hospital Wales, Cardiff
• Morriston Hospital, Swansea should become a large trauma unit and should have a lead role for the major trauma network
• a clear and realistic timetable for putting the trauma network in place should be set.
Please visit the Public Health Wales website to access the consultation document which explains:
• what is meant by major trauma and a major trauma network
• why they think there is a need for a major trauma network in the South Wales region and what this could look like
• what the proposal is for establishing a major trauma centre in Cardiff and a large trauma unit in Swansea
More information about the consultation can be found on the website. RCN Wales will be responding and we therefore welcome your views and comments. The website contains a consultation question document which may help to shape your comments.
In order to allow time for our authorisation process we need to receive your comments by Monday 22nd January 2018.
Please complete the 'Have Your Say' form or please email feedback to Policy.PublicAffairs.Wales@rcn.org.uk
RCN Wales submitted a written response to the NHS Wales Health Collaborative consultation on the proposals for a Major Trauma Network for South and West Wales and South Powys.