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Critical Care and Trauma

The Wales Critical Care and Trauma Network, part of the NHS Wales Health Collaborative, focuses on improving quality of care for critically ill patients throughout Wales.

Covering 14 Critical Care units across six Health Boards, we take a whole-system approach to ensuring the delivery of safe and effective services across the Welsh health community and provide valuable expertise, advice and facilitation.

In north Wales, we also provide governance and collaboration for trauma patients in the region and links to Royal Stoke University Hospital as its major trauma centre, working closely with the North West Midlands Trauma Network.

We have implemented a very clear and effectively designed organisational structure, which ensures clear lines of accountability, effective two-way communication and clearly defined work-streams.

This structure allows for integration of both management and clinical staff who, together, have adopted a common approach for planning and delivering the needs of the critically ill patient, and enables ideas to be exchanged and best practice shared easily and effectively across all units within the Network for the benefit of patients, carers and staff.

Meet the team:
  • Zoe Goodacre - Network Lead Manager 
  • Ifor Evans - Network Manager  
  • Nicola Vaughan-Jones - Critical Care Network Manager/Interim Trauma Manager  
  • Dr Babu Muthuswamy – Network Clinical Lead 
  • Dr David Southern – Network Clinical Lead 
  • Dr Kevin Draper – Network Clinical Transfer Lead 
  • Dr Tamas Szakmany – Clinical Lead WICIS Implementation Project 
  • Abigail Taberner - Data Analyst
  • Fiona Taggart – Network Administrator

You can contact the Wales Critical Care and Trauma Network team by phone at 03000 855108 or by email at criticalcare.traumanetwork@wales.nhs.uk

Courses That We Offer

A selection of courses organised by the Wales Critical Care and Trauma Network