Trauma report welcomed by EHAAT
A report which concludes that a reorganisation of trauma centres in England has increased the chances of surviving major trauma have risen by a fifth since 2012 has been welcomed by Essex & Herts Air Ambulance.
The report in EClinical Medicine, published by the Lancet, and widely reported by media outlets such as the BBC concluded that 1,600 extra lives have been saved following the creation of specialist trauma centres.
Responding to today’s report, Stuart Elms, Clinical Director at Essex & Herts Air Ambulance said:
Today’s fantastic news shows that an extra 1600 patient lives have been saved since the development of a major trauma system in the UK. Essex & Herts Air Ambulance work within two major Trauma Networks, East of England and London and we are proud to have been a part of this amazing outcome, working in partnership with our colleagues from the Emergency Services and NHS.
In the 20 years we have been providing care there has been massive change in both our practice and that of the wider NHS. Today’s seriously injured patient will see a vast difference in the care received from those of even a decade ago. From injury to recovery there is a large chain of professional and caring experts all focussed on the patient’s needs.
At Essex & Herts Air Ambulance we are constantly looking to the future for how we can deliver the best care to patients and we look forward to continuing to work with the Major Trauma Networks, our partner emergency services and other regional air ambulances to ensure these patients continue to receive exemplary care now and in the future.”