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Referral to Paediatric Major Trauma Centres in Scotland

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Emergency Medicine


For all secondary/tertiary trauma referrals to Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow from a Trauma Unit/Local Emergency Hospital, please call 033 33 990 249.
(stable peripheral extremity injuries are generally excluded from this).   
For full referral guidance see attached guideline above.

Referral to Paediatric Major Trauma Centres (PMTC) in Scotland: ScotSTAR as the Single Point of Contact (SPoC) Operational Plan


  • Definitions of transfers to PMTC (Primary, Modified Primary, Secondary, Tertiary
  • Algorithm
  • Proposed Pathway for ScotSTAR as Single Point of Contact (SPOC) – Secondary Transfers
Editorial Information

Last reviewed: 12 April 2021

Next review: 30 April 2024

Author(s): Scottish Trauma Network – Paediatric Sub-Group

Version: 7

Co-Author(s): Consulted: ScotSTAR - Christina Harry, Sandra Stark, Drew Inglis; SAS - Peter Lindle, Karen Shields, Tim Parke; East of Scotland - Colin Donald; North of Scotland - Catharina Hartman; South East of Scotland - Jon McCormack, Lindsay Reid; West of Scotland - Marie Spiers

Approved By: Scottish Trauma Network