Video. Specialist centres set up a year ago to treat seriously injured people have saved dozens of lives. The trauma network deals with people who, for example, have been injured in car accidents or are victims of stabbings.
In our region, Southampton General Hospital is the major trauma centre. With trauma units in Dorchester, Poole, Salisbury, Basingstoke, Portsmouth, the Isle of Wight and Chichester. Experts from across the country have met up to discuss the improved survival rates. Andrew Pate reports.
Families have been left dismayed tonight that, just a year after they fought to save children's heart surgery in the South, its future is again in doubt.
Southampton General Hospital, working with the John Radcliffe in Oxford, found out last July it had been chosen as one of seven centres of excellence and would remain open - while three others elsewhere in the country learned they had lost their fight and would close.
But today the review that led to those decisions was described by the Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt as flawed - and there are concerns about what happens now. Social Affairs Correspondent Christine Alsford has been following the story.
NHS England welcomed Jeremy Hunt's decision to suspend planned closures of three children's heart surgery units and promised to lead plans to rethink how care can be improved.
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, Medical Director for NHS England said:
We welcome the review and NHS England will now study its recommendations in full to learn from them. We will institute a new process that recognises the very strong case for redesigning services to meet the demands of the future whilst addressing the legitimate concerns in our local communities.