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Major Trauma Centres

Patient helped after accident

Do you want to know how major trauma centres are saving more lives?

Or how the emergency services decide which patients need to go to a major trauma centre rather than their nearest hospital? 

We’re inviting you to learn about  trauma medicine from our local leading experts.  Mark Ainsworth-Smith (MBE), a Consultant Practitioner in Pre-Hospital Care for South Central Ambulance Service (SCAS) will be talking to you about how the ambulance service manage seriously injured people.

Prof. Robert Crouch (OBE), a Consultant Nurse & Honorary Professor of Emergency Care for University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), as well as Deputy Director of Major Trauma, also for UHS, will give you a unique insight into what happens at a major trauma centre.

PLUS Jack Ansell, Operations Manager for SCAS will show you how to save a life with CPR demonstrations.

On          4 December

At            Southampton

From     7 – 8 pm

Please email for more information on venue and how book your place!


Mark Ainsworth-Smith (MAS) has been employed as the Consultant Pre-Hospital Care Practitioner at South Central Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SCAS) since April 2007. MAS has worked in the NHS since 1987, and originally worked in Accident and Emergency, before moving to pre-hospital care in 2005. MAS is the lead for Major Trauma in SCAS and is an active clinician. Unfortunately he often sees the devastating consequences of trauma.

Professor Robert Crouch OBE is Consultant Nurse, Deputy Director of Major Trauma and Professor of Emergency Care at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, and Wessex NIHR Injuries and Emergencies Speciality Lead. Robert is a clinical academic with 30 years of emergency care; most of his clinical work is focused around the initial care of those brought into the Major Trauma Centre with significant injuries.

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