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Trauma Centres

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to health authorities in respect of the development of major trauma centres following the report by Sheffield University on the clinical effectiveness of the trauma centre at Stoke on Trent; and if he will make a statement. [16955]

A report, "The cost-effectiveness of the regional trauma system in the North-West Midlands" was published in March 1996. It was made available to health authorities and National Health Service trusts to help inform their decisions on the organisation of accident and emergency services. Copies are available in the Library.