About the system
London's new trauma system has been designed to ensure that seriously injured patients in the capital receive world-class specialist care. This is achieved through a network of four major trauma centres, located at The Royal London Hospital (Whitechapel), King's College Hospital (Denmark Hill), St George's Hospital (Tooting) and St Mary's Hospital (Paddington). There, specialist teams provide treatment for major trauma injuries 24 hours a day, seven days a week. These centres are supported by a number of trauma units located in A&E departments, where patients with less serious injury will receive their treatment.