MTC Facts


Did you know…

  • Our trauma team is made up of doctors and nurses from emergency medicine, anaesthetics, orthopaedics, surgery, intensive care and radiology.
  • Our trauma team also has immediate access to specialists in paediatrics, plastics, vascular, maxillofacial, cardiothoracic and neurosurgery.
  • If you have a serious injury the air ambulance can bypass other hospitals and bring you straight here. Our trauma team will be ready and waiting.
  • Whether it’s an injury to head, chest, abdomen, pelvis, face, spine, bones, soft tissues, whether adult or child, all our specialties are here on one site.
  • We have a ground-level lit helipad. We are one of only five UK hospitals that can receive helicopters day or night.
  • In 2017, 48 severely injured patients who had a probability of survival of less than 50% survived.
  • Major trauma affects people of all ages, in 2017 our youngest severely injured patient was just seven months old and our eldest was 103 years old – both survived.
  • In 2017 we treated:
    • 146 patients with major head injuries – the commonest cause being falls
    • 102 patients with severe chest injuries – the commonest causes being road traffic collisions and fall
    • 94 patients with severe pelvic injuries – the commonest causes being road traffic collisions, horse riding accidents and falls
    • 19 patients with stab injuries
  • Our busiest months in 2017 for major trauma were May, July, November and December.

Major Trauma Centre James Cook