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Welcome to the North West Children's Major Trauma Network

The North West Children's Major Trauma Network (NWChMTN) is a network across the North West of England , North Wales and The Isle of Man that provides a service for children who have experienced a major trauma . Any child that is under 16 years old that has experienced major trauma is taken as quickly and safely as possible to one of the two Children's Major Trauma Centres in the North West (either Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool or Royal Manchester Children's Hospital). To enable this to happen depends on close partnership working with pre-hospital care, Major Trauma Centres , Trauma Units, Local Emergency Hospitals , and Rehabilitation Services.

The Network sees in the region of 370 Children per annum caused by a number of mechanisms and a wide variety of injuries who are classified as Major Trauma ( ISS 9 and above). The NWChMTN actively seeks links with other organisations both in and beyond the UK who care for children with Major Trauma. Please feel free to contact the network on