Top trauma network

South East London, Kent and Medway (SELKaM) Major Trauma Network has best survival rates in the country.

SELKaM – the Major Trauma Network that covers SELKaM logosouth east London and Kent – has been rated the best performing in the country. Performance is measured on survival rates of patients who have been cared for by the service. The SELKaM Network has been the best performing in the country since its launch in April 2014.

12 hospitals are part of the network including King’s College Hospital, Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH), and St Thomas’. King’s College Hospital is the hub Major Trauma Centre for the SELKaM trauma network, which serves a population of 5.5 million people across south east London and Kent.

Mr Rob Bentley, SELKaM Network Director and Consultant Cranio-Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon at King’s College Hospital, said:

I’m incredibly proud that SELKaM has once again seen the best patient outcomes in the country. As well as having a highly skilled and dedicated team across the region, the network has been bolstered by the opening of the helipad at King’s College Hospital last October. This has reduced patient handover times from 25 minutes to just five minutes, allowing us to provide the very best timely care to trauma patients.