Trauma Services

Since the publication of the National Trauma Strategy, A Trauma System for Ireland in February 2018, the HSE has been hard at work to introduce an inclusive trauma system in Ireland.

A Trauma Review Implementation Group was established to progress four immediate actions identified in the report and an Independent Assessment Panel has been appointed to provide expert advice on which hospital in Dublin should be designated as a Major Trauma Centre.

On April 27 2021 the Government approved the designation of the Mater Hospital as a Major Trauma Centre and St. Vincent’s University Hospital and Tallaght University Hospital as the Trauma Units in Dublin. This is a significant milestone in the implementation of the National Trauma Strategy.

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Next: Defining Trauma