Emergency Department

Major Trauma Centre

The RVI Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre is designated as a Level 1 Major Trauma Centre (MTC).

The centre is one of two serving the Northern Trauma Network which extends from the Scottish Borders to Yorkshire.   

We are one of twelve MTCs in the UK which treat both adult and Major Trauma Centre outsidepaediatric patients. 15 -20% of those attending our centre are children. 

In the past 12 months the RVI received over 1000 trauma calls, making us the third busiest centre in the country.

As of October 2014 The Great North Trauma and Emergency Centre became one of only five units in England to commence 24/7 resident Emergency Medicine Consultant cover. 


More information

Contact the Major Trauma Centre on:

  • tel: 0191 282 6200
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