Table 4

Descriptive characteristics of the units that responded to survey

RegionLocated in designated major trauma centreUnit context*Defined population servedServices on siteLongest journey time by road (hours)
PICUMajor trauma centre (paediatric)Paediatric neuro-surgeryPaediatric neuro-oncologyPaediatric cardiac unit
n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)Median (IQR)
London (n=8)Yes4 (50)Stand-aloneYes4 (50)8 (100)3 (38)4 (50)4 (50)3 (38)2.25
(1.88 to 4.75)
No4 (50)Tertiary6 (75)No4 (50)
South of England
(n=4)
Yes2 (50)Stand-alone2 (50)Yes2 (50)2 (50)2 (50)2 (50)2 (50)2 (50)3.75
(2.0 to 6.63)
No2 (50)Tertiary1 (25)No2 (50)
Midlands and East of England (n=6)Yes4 (67)Stand-aloneYes6 (100)6 (100)5 (83)4 (67)5 (83)2 (33)2.0
(1.25 to 2.73)
No2 (33)Tertiary5 (83)No
North of England (n=6)Yes6 (100)Stand-aloneYes6 (100)6 (100)6 (100)6 (100)5 (83)3 (50)2.25
(1.15 to 3.0)
NoTertiary5 (83)No
Wales (n=1)Yes1 (100)Stand-aloneYes1 (100)1 (100)1 (100)1 (100)1 (100)1 (100)1.0
NoTertiary1 (100)No
Scotland (n=4)Yes4 (100)Stand-aloneYes4 (100)3 (75)2 (50)4 (100)4 (100)1 (25)2.5
(2.0 to 3.75)
NoTertiary3 (75)No
  • *Six units reported ‘other’ for unit context.