We are delighted to announce the new partnership between the Major Trauma Signposting Partnership (MTSP) and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, who form part of the Cheshire & Mersey Trauma Network. Following a successful 6 years at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and more recently, Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the MTSP is really looking forward to working with the amazing team at Alder Hey to provide support to children and their families within their Major Trauma Centre.
The MTSP team of hospital-based Advisers will be on hand to support patients and their families with practical, social and welfare advice in time for the summer, which is a busy time for the hospital. The service will be delivered in partnership with Citizens Advice Liverpool who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to help support families.
“When a child is seriously injured or in hospital for a prolonged period of time, the knock on effects to the family are significant; add to this the impact to the child’s education and it is no wonder that families need help and support. Providing this level of complex welfare support is time consuming for NHS front line staff. The MTSP is already helping at eight other Major Trauma Centres and we are looking forward to bringing this expertise to help NHS colleagues improve the support for families at Alder Hey as soon as we can.” said Andrew Pemberton, Managing Director, Cardinal Management, provider of the MTSP.