Norfolk residents’ opinions needed on a proposal for Major Trauma Centre

Healthwatch Norfolk is working with NHS England to find out what Norfolk residents think of the proposal for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) to become a Major Trauma Centre.

A Major Trauma Centre is a designated hospital that can provide 24/7 emergency access to specialist major trauma care and manage all types of severe and complex injuries. Examples of major trauma care include patients who have had traumatic amputation of one or more limbs, patients with a serious head injury and patients who have suffered multiple injuries.

Whether you have used a Major Trauma Centre before or have never even heard of one, we want to hear from you.

We would like to find out:

  • What you think about the NNUH becoming a Major Trauma Centre?
  • What impact (if any) do you think this will have on you?
  • If the NNUH is developed as a Major Trauma Centre, is there anything else you think needs to be considered?
  • Have you or a relative been admitted to a Major Trauma Centre (e.g., Addenbrookes) before?

Alex Stewart, Healthwatch Norfolk Chief Executive said “It is important for us to hear what the public understanding of a Major Trauma Centre is and what people think about the proposal for Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital to become one.  This information can help inform any future plans and by engaging with the public at this stage we can help to ensure everyone is heard.”

The survey should take around 10 minutes to complete. All responses are anonymous and will be used by Healthwatch Norfolk to make recommendations to NHS England and service providers as part of a project report. The report will also be publicly available on our website and may be used in other Healthwatch Norfolk Communications.

Complete the short survey here

Or you can scan the QR code below-

Survey close date: Monday 11th September


We would also like to interview Norfolk residents (or their relatives/ carers) who have experience of being admitted to a Major Trauma Centre. This could be a one-to-one online or telephone conversation, lasting around 30 minutes to an hour. You will receive a £10 voucher for your time (maximum of 10 vouchers available). This information will help us to make anonymised case studies for our final report.

If you would like to talk more about your experience please email us at [email protected] marking the subject in your email Major Trauma Centre. Or give us a call on 0808 168 9669. We can chat with you, get your contact details and find out when is best for one of the project team to get back in touch.