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Royal London joins world's largest A&E network

PUBLISHED: 16:00 11 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:51 05 October 2010

by Gemma Collins LONDON S new trauma system was officially launched this week which will see the Royal London Hospital become one of only four major accident and emergency u

by Gemma Collins

LONDON'S new trauma system was officially launched this week which will see the Royal London Hospital become one of only four major accident and emergency units in the capital.

The hospital in Whitechapel was officially designated a major trauma centre on Wednesday which will see it treat the capital's most seriously injured patients, including those who have been stabbed, shot or involved in car smashes.

It already treats around four seriously injured patients a day but the new network, the largest trauma system of its kind in the world, is expected to bring even more patients through its doors.

Fionna Moore, a consultant in emergency medicine at Charing Cross hospital and medical director of the London Ambulance Service, will be responsible for the network and estimates the system will save 500 lives a year.

The trauma centres are also set up at King's College in Denmark Hill, St George's in Tooting and St Mary's in Paddington.


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