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.
- About the Team
The team is made up of Consultant Plastic Surgeons, Junior Doctors, Trauma Co-ordinator, Nursing Staff, Physiotherapists and Administration Staff.
- Location and Contact details
Whiston Hospital, Level 3 - Green Zone
Opening times - Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
Contact number - 0151 430 1642
- Additional information
On your first attendance to Whiston Hospital, you will be required to register in the A&E department before attending the Plastic Surgery Trauma Assessment Unit. Please allow yourself enough time to do this before the appointment time that you have been given by the referring clinical team.
If your injury is severe enough for you to be kept in hospital you will be transferred to the Plastic Surgery Ward 3A for admission.
- Relevant Leaflets/Documents/Links
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Page last updated on 11th May 2021