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Care boost for Crewe patients
Patients in Crewe will now have access to improved emergency care, following the announcement that Leighton Hospital has been awarded the status of ‘Major Trauma Receiving Unit’.
Changes to the way that patients with major trauma are treated are being made across the country following evidence that major trauma systems can save 20% more lives every year.
The University Hospital of North Staffordshire was named the area’s local Major Trauma Centre earlier this year, and will be supported by Leighton Hospital as a Major Trauma Unit.
Whilst UHNS will treat the most seriously injured, Leighton Hospital will provide treatment to trauma patients who arrive via ambulance and whose condition is too severe for immediate and safe transfer to UHNS.
Tracy Bullock, Chief Executive of Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: "Major trauma patients require round-the-clock emergency access to a wide range of clinical services and expertise, and by achieving Major Trauma Unit accreditation we will be able to save more lives and significantly improve peoples’ chances of making full recoveries.
"As part of the new system, we will be able to ensure that seriously injured patients get the specialised care that they require 24 hours a day, seven days a week. By working closely with UHNS and our other trauma partners, we hope that these changes will greatly improve the quality of emergency care provided across the region.”