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Formerly St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Our Services A - Z - Mersey Regional Plastic Surgery Trauma Assessment Unit

About the service

The Plastic Surgery Trauma Assessment Unit is part of the Mersey Regional Burns, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Centre which serves a population of approximately 5 million people.

We are a primary assessment unit for patients with traumatic injuries that may require reconstructive, plastic or hand surgery. 

Patients who attend the Trauma Unit do so with varying injuries including hand injuries, facial injuries, head/scalp lacerations, leg lacerations, human and dog bites, hand infections and more.  Patients are referred to us from all accident and emergency departments from across Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and the Isle of Man.

Patients who attend the Trauma Unit are assessed by the Plastics Team and a plan is made as to whether they need surgery, or if they are to be managed conservatively.  If surgery is necessary patients are added onto a waiting list with other patients.  The list is based on clinical priority.


Page last updated on 11th May 2021

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