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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:
You can contact the Wales Critical Care and Trauma Network team via 03000 855108 and

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