Severn Major Trauma Network (SMTN)

The Severn Major Trauma Network was set up to manage and influence care for seriously injured patients from injury to rehabilitation. The network serves both adult and children's major trauma and has an adult population of around 2.30 million and children's population of approx 810,000. 

Network aim

The Severn Major Trauma Network is committed to reducing avoidable deaths and life limiting injuries. We aim to improve care for seriously injured patients across the whole patient pathway from point of injury to rehabiliitation. This is achieved by collaboration between multiple specialties, professions and organisations. 

Philosophy of Care

  • As a network we aim to deliver exceptional care for all our patients. This care should be of the highest quality, delivered with respect and dignity in a safe environment. It should be individually tailored for the needs of each patient and will involve their carers and relatives. This can be summarised as “Exceptional healthcare, personally delivered”.
  • The care will be delivered in a coordinated way involving multiple organisations and multiple different specialities and individuals.
  • This care will not stop at point of hospital discharge or following the death of a patient.
  • We will constantly evaluate and improve the care that is delivered by adhering to a robust governance programme that includes participation in audit, education and research”.