New trauma centres are opening today across the country - including one at the A & E department at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton. It's hoped the new system will revoluntionise treatment for critically ill patients, potentially saving 20% more lives a year.
We spoke to Iain McFadyen - Chief of Trauma at The Royal Sussex County Hospital.
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