Adult Major Trauma Centre (AMTC)

North Bristol NHS Trust is one of two designated Major Trauma Centres in South West England, servicing the Severn region. 

The Major Trauma Centre, supported by six acute trusts as designated trauma units, helps increase chances of survival and recovery for seriously ill patients.

The Brunel building, Southmead Hospital, is equipped with a helipad and a major specialty for:

  • neurosurgery
  • burns
  • plastics

As a Major Trauma Centre, Southmead Hospital will ensure that patients who are admitted have access to specialist equipment and a full range of trauma specialists, including orthopaedics, neurosurgery and radiology teams.

This will help improve patient’s chances of survival and help them recover faster; it is estimated that survival rates are increased by up to 30%.

AMTC Performance

The latest statistics for the AMTC at Southmead Hospital are available to the public on the TARN website.

PerformanceLatest results show patients treated at the AMTC have an increased chance of survival thanks to the specialist care they are able to receive from our dedicated major trauma team.