STRUCTURE: Surrey and Sussex Healthcare Trust has been officially designated as a regional trauma unit following an assessment on 16 November.

In his latest weekly message to trust staff, chief executive Michael Wilson said: “East Surrey Hospital’s emergency department has been officially designated a trauma unit.

“Being accredited as a trauma unit is tribute to all the staff that have worked hard to make sure we can provide high quality initial care and stabilize patients with a traumatic injury, and where necessary arrange for their safe transfer to a trauma centre.”