What is Major Trauma?


Major trauma describes isolated or multiple serious injuries, that may result in death or disability.

Common causes include road incidents, falls, sporting injuries and acts of violence. It remains the commonest cause of death for people under the age of 45.

For every trauma-related death, there are at least two survivors with serious and permanent disabilities.

The National Audit Office has estimated that the annual lost economic output from deaths and serious injuries from major trauma is between £3.3 billion and £3.7 billion.