Celebrating Clinical Success – Our award-winning Major Trauma Rehabilitation Team
To celebrate the 160th Birthday of our Children’s Hospital, we’re spotlight some of our outstanding teams and their achievements throughout the years.
The Major Trauma Team at our Children’s Hospital turns ten years old this year, and they have achieved much to be proud of in their time.
The Major Trauma Rehabilitation Team at our Children’s Hospital recently won the title of "Best Hospital Team" in the prestigious Child Brain Injury Trust Awards.
Our team looks after children and young people with traumatic injuries. They see around 150 major trauma patients a year, with around 40 per cent of those patients having head or spinal trauma.
Five hospitals were up for the award, which recognised a team that has helped advance and improve support services for families.
The team at Birmingham Children's Hospital were crowned the winners on 4 March in Oxford for their outstanding work supporting our major trauma patients and families.
Katherine Newport, Major Trauma and Rehabilitation Coordinator, has led the team for eight years.
She said, "We were over the moon and really honoured to have received this award; we were up against some fantastic teams from all across the UK.
"We may be a small team, but we do everything we can to provide the best care for our patients. We are the busiest paediatric major trauma centre in the country, and the team go above and beyond to make sure these families get the best possible outcomes, and our young patients get their lives back."
The team supports families from when a patient is first admitted to hospital to their discharge and reintegration back into school.
They work closely with our Neuro Rehab's team of Physiotherapists, Speech therapists, Occupational therapists, and Psychologists to create long-term rehabilitation plans for our children and young people as well as providing vital support to families' social and emotional wellbeing.