Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital

The Greater Manchester Major Trauma Hospital is a facility for the people of Greater Manchester and will significantly enhance the care that major trauma patients receive. It is located on the Salford Royal site and opened in May 2024.

The new trauma hospital will support the approach to major trauma in Greater Manchester, which is a partnership with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust, North West Ambulance Service, North West Air Ambulance and the Greater Manchester Integrated Care Board ensuring patients from across Greater Manchester get the right care in the right place.

The GMMTH will make it possible for people who have suffered a major trauma to be quickly brought to one place, which has the right teams of clinicians with the right skills, facilities, technology, and equipment to help them. This also means that the clinical teams can be brought to the patient – rather than the patient having to be moved around the hospital site to multiple locations.

The hospital will feature 90 new in-patient beds, five new theatres, including the new state-of-the-art RAPTOR theatre, the first hybrid major trauma theatre in the UK, and other new facilities including treatment rooms, scanning and X-ray areas. The building also features a helipad allowing trauma patients to receive even faster access to highly specialised, life-saving treatment.

The new facility will allow clinical teams to also support in the recovery of trauma patients by providing them with three 24-bed wards including an enhanced care unit. This will allow our trauma patients to access essential recovery services in one location including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, psychological support and nutrition and hydration assistance.

The GMMTH is part of the Government’s New Hospital Programme, which aims to build 40 new hospitals by 2030.

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New helipad ready for lift off

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