Trauma service

The clinical psychology service in the major trauma unit provides specialist psychological input for patients on the major trauma unit at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. Major trauma patients are individuals who have acquired multiple/ severe physical injuries following a trauma.

The input required will vary depending on the needs of each patient. However we mainly provide psychological assessments and intervention for post traumatice stress disorder (PTSD) and adjustment to cognitive/physical changes, psychological support for patients, families, friends and/or carers and consultation with other NHS professionals.