As the regional specialist centre for reconstructive surgery following trauma, QVH has a well-established telemedicine referral system. This allows photographs of injuries to be reviewed by our clinicians at any time of day or night, regardless of where in the region the patient is located.
Currently, referrals and images are received from 40 fixed locations in A&E and minor injuries units across the region. In addition, the paramedic practitioner service provided by South East Coast Ambulance Service is able to send images and receive clinical advice from the scene of an incident. In all cases images are sent via a secure link over nhs.net.
Clinicians wishing to use or learn more about this service should contact Gary Taylor, Telemedicine Clinical Coordinator via the switchboard on 01342 414000.
To make an emergency referral a clinician will need access to a computer linked to nhs.net and a means of uploading an image from a digital camera or memory card. Contact the duty trauma coordinator for advice via the switchboard on 01342 414000.