Patients arriving at the major trauma centre will be assessed in the emergency department by a resident consultant and the full trauma team.

Patient information

Major trauma is an emergency situation, therefore patients are mainly brought in by ambulance. Some patients admit themselves via A&E at St Mary's Hospital.

Patients arriving at the major trauma centre will be assessed in the emergency department by a resident consultant and the full trauma team.

They will then receive immediate, high-quality, treatment which can include life-saving surgery in our major trauma theatre.

Patients will continue to stay at the major trauma ward until they are stable. Patients will then either be discharged home or transferred to another unit.

This might be a local trauma unit closer to home or another appropriate department for specialist rehabilitation or ongoing care.

Specialist rehabilitation units

We have links with a number of specialist rehabilitation units in north west London. If you need to be transferred to a specialist rehabilitation unit following a traumatic injury, your therapy team will work with you to identify the best unit for your needs. To find out more about the unit you have been referred to, please visit the relevant link below.

Patient information leaflets