Trauma Surgery

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Trauma Surgery

A new dedicated trauma unit provides people living in West Kent with access to enhancedemergency care facilities.

People living in Maidstone, Sevenoaks, Tunbridge Wells and surrounding towns and villages are taken by ambulance for emergency trauma surgery, following major injury accidents, to the new trauma unit at Tunbridge Wells Hospital. The state-of-the-art unit is the first facility of its kind in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells to have dedicated emergency theatres, its own CT and X-ray machines, and en-suite patient rooms on a trauma ward. The larger specialist teams of surgeons and anaesthetists working jointly in the unit from Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells hospitals are in theatre for longer each day, enabling more patients to have their operations on the day of their accident.