The resuscitation area is used for the treatment of trauma victims, those requiring life threatening illness or injury and those who require direct monitoring and immediate life/limb saving interventions.
Patients arrive by helicopter as well as by ambulance. The helipad is situated immediately outside the doors of the Resus area.
This area is made up of eight assessment cubicles, one of which is dedicated children's area. The Team is made up of nurses, health care support workers, doctors, advanced nurse practitioners and consultants. Support in this area is also from critical care staff, stroke services and all specialities within the hospital.
Patients can expect rapid access to CT scan, and immediate imaging if the patient's condition requires it.
Relatives have the use of a comfortable waiting area where refreshments can be provided.