Map of major trauma centres across UK
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How UK major trauma centres map out

There is a network of 27 major trauma centres across the UK at the moment but none in Wales.

Independent experts outside Wales are assessing bids by Cardiff and Swansea to become a major trauma centre (MTC).

The absence of an MTC in Wales has been called "embarrassing" and showing Wales falling behind other developed countries.

A recommendation to NHS Wales is imminent although it may still be many months a before a final decision is reached.

  • 30 Mar 2017
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