The Division encompasses a wide range of specialties each supported by an integrated therapy service. Our services fall into three directorates:
- Heart Centre Directorate
- Neurosciences Directorate
- Trauma Directorate
Importantly the division believes in two key principles:
- That our patients should have more control over the care they receive.
- That those responsible for patient care – our doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals should have the freedom and be empowered to continually improve the care of our patients.
We have set about creating a clinically led division with the appointment of clinicians to key managerial posts and we strongly believe in a clinically led organisation with:
- Designated clinical leads who have clear accountability for monitoring the quality of care in their service areas
- Clinical involvement in all decisions affecting service provision and patient care through service line meetings
Our clinical priorities are set out in our integrated business plan which looks ahead to the next five years, this includes the expansion of all our clinical services, the development of ambulatory care facilities and development of specialist nurses to support these changes.
All this will ensure that as a division we have a clear vision linked to the strategic objectives which deliver safe and effective patient centred care.
Ultimately we believe that having an engaged workforce will show in our delivery of quality patient care – this means having the right staff, with the right skills at the right time.
The Major Trauma Centre (MTC) serves the population of Staffordshire, South Cheshire, Shropshire and North Wales and has an excellent reputation as one of the best in the country. Since the introduction of major trauma centres nationally, survival rates from catastrophic injuries have gone up by 60%. At our own Trust we are seeing even better results, with an extra 2 patients per 100 surviving major trauma, compared to the national average.
Neurosciences is one of three Sub-Regional Centres offering Neurosciences Services (Neurology, Clinical Neurophysiology and Stroke) within the West Midlands Region, currently serving a population in excess of 1.6 million.
We provide a comprehensive range of high quality outpatient services for patients with acute and chronic neurological conditions supported by a number of associated specialties including Neuroradiology, Neurophysiology and Rehabilitation Services.
The Heart Centre
The Heart Centre is a national centre of excellence for the North West Midlands, Shropshire, East Cheshire and North Wales.
Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery have led the way to provide an award winning Heart Centre who are a national forerunner in the delivery of Cardiac and Thoracic Care, offering highly specialised services with excellent results.
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