Rate of survival figures for trauma patients treated at NNUH best in the region

New figures show a rise in the number of patients treated at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital who survive after trauma.

The figures published by the Trauma Audit and Research Network show that between January 1st 2011 and December 31st 2013 the NNUH had an extra 1.2 addition survivors out of every 100 patients – the best outcomes in the region.

Dr Victor Inyang, Consultant in Emergency Medicine at NNUH, said: “These figures show that we are saving more people who’d be expected to die after receiving a trauma injury. They also show we have made improvements over the last two years. In 2012 the NNUH set up a trauma board to review how to improve trauma care.

“Consultants lead all trauma cases across the hospital 24/7 and we have excellent joined up care from as soon as the patient arrives in A&E, to our surgeons, intensive care unit, care on the wards and rehab, both inside the hospital and in the community. The figures are testament to the strong team ethos across the hospital.”

Mr Darren Morrow, Consultant Vascular Surgeon at NNUH and chair of the trauma board, said: “All the members of the trauma board have worked very hard to evaluate our performance and introduce the highest standards of care for trauma patients. I am delighted that we are now able to demonstrate that this has resulted in more lives being saved. We intend to continue making further improvements in the future.”

For more information on the figures visit https://www.tarn.ac.uk/Content.aspx?ca15&c=2897&hid=8520&pcid=2902  

Outcomes (survival or death) after trauma is best measured by the number of those who actually survived compared with the number who are expected to survive.

Friday 9th of May 2014 12:00:58 PM