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Trauma centres

  • 03-07-2016 6:11pm
    Registered Users Posts: 342 ✭✭

    I was just reading this article:

    Then this paragraph got me wondering:

    "The development of a helipad is an integral part of the plan for CUH to be one of the country’s few major trauma centres and is a prerequisite to enable the urgent transfer of patients requiring cardiac, neurosurgical, and other specialist services,” he said"

    When it mentions a "few" major trauma centres is there more around the country and where.

    Would they be on the same ranking as cork.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,545 ✭✭✭kub

    I found this on the CUH Charity site:

    Cork University Hospital (CUH) is the largest university teaching hospital in Ireland and is the only level 1 Trauma centre in the country due to the presence of over 40 different medical and surgical specialities on the campus including cancer services, cardiac services, neuroscience, renal medicine and obstetrics.
    Covering a regional area of 1 million people, Cork University Hospital is the biggest and one of the busiest hospitals in the country. We cover Cork, Limerick, Kerry, Tipperary, Waterford, Clare and Kilkenny, with an ever growing population needing our help and services at the hospital. To fund this demand, the Cork University Hospital Charity was formed.