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The Major Incidents with Mass Casualties Group is a partnership between Scottish Government Health and Social Care Directorates, NHS Boards, Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCP) and Local Authority Chief Social Work Officers under the auspices of the STN.
Its task is to produce a new national plan that sets out how health and social care services will come together to respond to the needs of adults and children during a major incident with mass casualties.
Have a look in the documents section below for bulletins from each of the meetings.
Latest updates related to the Major Incident Planning
24/03/2023 | Paediatrics
A major trauma patient has thanked staff at the Royal Hospital for Children in Glasgow for saving her life, with a unique brain surgery which involved part of her skull being removed and stored in her stomach. Chelsey Smith was 15 when she was left with life-threatening injuries, following a road traffic accident in […]Read more
13/01/2023 | Rehabilitation
The development of the Major Trauma Service in the West of Scotland came with significant resource to provide rehabilitation in order to achieve the Scottish Trauma Networks stated aim of: Saving Lives. Giving Life Back. The rehabilitation team within the Major Trauma ward in the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital are delivering early, intensive, multidisciplinary rehabilitation […]Read more
19/12/2022 | Education
What is it? HECTOR began as the Heartlands Elderly Care Trauma and Ongoing Recovery course that was established to develop a training programme for clinicians and independent practitioners who are responsible for looking after older people who have injuries. These injuries that an individual sustains often play second fiddle to the complex comorbidities, frailty, […]Read more