Trauma Units (TUs)

Depending on journey time and the type of injury, patients may be taken directly to Southmead Hospital from the scene of the trauma, or via another hospital; a trauma unit.

Trauma units provide initial stabilising treatment for some patients, and can provide some specialist care.  Patients who are not local to Bristol will sometimes transfer back to their local unit for further care and rehabilitation which enables patients to continue their recovery closer to home and family.

Major Trauma MapCheltenham and Weston General Hospital are local emergency hospitals within the network; they are not designated trauma units and will not receive any acute major trauma patients but do receive patients transferring out of the major trauma centre after initial treatment.

The Severn Network trauma units are:

  • Bristol Royal Infirmary
  • Gloucester Royal
  • Great Western (Swindon)
  • Musgrove Park (Taunton)
  • Royal United Bath
  • Yeovil District.

Trauma Unit

SMTN Clinical Lead


Trauma Unit Website

Bristol Royal Infirmary

Matthew Thomas

01179 230 000

Gloucester Royal Hospital

Cristina Soare

03004 222 222

Yeovil District Hospital

Katalin Fernando

01935 475 122

Great Western Hospital

Sunny Deo / Charlotte Kelly

01793 604 020

Royal United Hospital

Richard Graham

01225 428 331

Musgrove Park Hospital

Gillian Bryce

01823 333 444