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Major Trauma Centre - Cork University Hospital

Prof. Conor Deasy, Emergency Medicine, Cork University Hospital & UCC

As the designated Major Trauma Centre for the South Trauma Network, Cork University Hospital (CUH) are delighted to launch a recruitment campaign to enhance the delivery of major trauma services.

The vision for the National Trauma System for Ireland is that it will reduce both the incidence, increase the survival rate and the quality of survival for patients who sustain major trauma, delivering a seamless transition between each phase of care. A fully resourced Trauma System for Ireland will, when implemented, save lives and enhance the health, safety and wellbeing of the population, through an organised system of injury prevention, pre-hospital care, acute care and rehabilitation. Inclusive trauma systems are evidence-based and informed by population needs, in addressing the entire care pathway from prevention through to rehabilitation.

As part of the Trauma System for Ireland reconfiguration, Major Trauma Centres will have an Inpatient Trauma Service (IPTS) which is a multidisciplinary team of Doctors, Trauma Co-ordinators, Nurses, Health and Social Care Professionals/Allied Health professionals and a Project Manager led by a Consultant who will manage, co-ordinate and support the delivery of inpatient major trauma inpatient care and rehabilitation across 7 days to the multiply injured patient. Effective communication is central to this process and will be enabled through an operational model that has clear delineation of roles and responsibilities and well defined operational processes. This team of healthcare professionals will work within interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary models aimed at optimizing care provision to traumatically injured patients in the South Trauma Network and will develop networks across sites to enable realisation of an inclusive trauma network in the South of Ireland. This investment will also enable career pathway development for present and future members of our team.

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