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St George’s Hospital is one of four major trauma centres in London, covering a diverse population in the south west London, Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) areas. We receive over 100 trauma calls per month and exceed our target for “Injury Severity Score >16″ cases.

With the addition of the helipad in 2014, we now receive the majority of Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) patients from the KSS area.

The consultant anaesthetists working within the trauma service cover on call commitments dedicated to major trauma care, with a major trauma theatre and hybrid theatre including state of the art equipment on standby 24hrs. The trauma service is backed by a rigorous governance programme, with biweekly multidisciplinary education and governance meetings attended by all specialities.

Department structure

No. Consultant Anaesthetists: 12
Senior Trauma Fellow: 1 every 6 months
Lead consultant Anaesthetist: Dr Himala De Zoysa


Opportunities for research and audit are plentiful. We report all data to the national Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN).

Training courses are run for all grades and specialities from one day trauma care introductions to trauma leadership courses for senior doctors. ED trainees, anaesthetic registrars, ODPs, students and paramedics are all given training in trauma care. We also have high fidelity simulation training within the ED and within the St George’s Simulation Centre