AT NHS Salford CCG citizens conference this Tuesday, the details for the Salford Royal Major Trauma Centre were outlined to the Salford residential community.

Melanie Walkers, Programme manager for Major Trauma Salford Royal, delivered an extensive speech to the gathered community, conveying the plans for the build and taking questions from the public.

While still in the pre-construction phase currently, construction of the Salford Royal Major Trauma Centre is slated to begin in the final quarter of 2018, leading up to finalisation by the middle of 2020.

This is an expansive development of 10,700 metres squared, taking the place of the workhouse next to their already established Hope Building.

Hope Building, Salford Royal.

One of the major additions to the planned “centre of excellence” is a helipad, to make the centre the optimal choice for trauma care within the Greater Manchester area for those rescued by medical helicopters, along with it being a dedicated receiving centre.

Of the £48 million budget from central government, £32 million will be invested in the Trauma centre itself, while £16 million is going to aid the Healthier Together project.

When asked who would have to be responsible for repaying the budget by citizens, Miss Walkers explained that while some would come from funds raised by patient tariff, 70% of the debt would be paid by specialist commissioners.

A further 25% of the payment will be covered by the united efforts of NHS CCGs in Salford, Bolton and Wigan.

The appearance at the panel was both an informative effort, and an attempt to gauge public interest and awareness, hoping to find and suggestions so as to make the build really patient led.

The Greater Manchester Major Trauma services are formed from a collaberation between Salford Royal and the Manchester Foundation Trust, and are the lead provider for Greater Manchester’s Trauma care.

More about the event that took place.


One Comment

  1. Natalie Farrell

    Will there be job vacancies on Salford Royal website for the new trauma unit?

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