Specialist and tertiary care
Major trauma centre
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is currently one of the top 10 performing major trauma centres in England. For every 100 severely injured patients, an extra two and a half will survive in Devon and Cornwall because of the expertise and facilities available. Derriford Hospital and the local Commissioners are currently looking at various schemes to enhance trauma care within both the Trust and the Network.
Derriford Hospital is the only designated Major Trauma Centre in the Peninsula. It offers a number of specialist and tertiary services to a population of approximately 1.2 million in Devon and Cornwall. These exclusive services include:
- Cardiac Surgery
- Transplant services
- Neonatal Care
- Children’s Surgery in a dedicated unit