Key messages

  • Trauma services in metropolitan Melbourne consist of three levels of care: Major Trauma Services, Metropolitan Trauma Services and Metropolitan Primary Care Services.
  • There are two adult Major Trauma Services and one paediatric service.

Trauma services in metropolitan Melbourne are designated into three descending levels of care.

These are:

  • Major Trauma Services
  • Metropolitan Trauma Services
  • Metropolitan Primary Care Services.

Major Trauma Services

As the centres of expertise in trauma management, Major Trauma Services (MTS) are responsible for providing definitive care to major trauma patients, either through primary triage or secondary transfer.

The designated adult MTS are:

  • The Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • The Alfred Hospital.

The designated paediatric MTS is The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Metropolitan Trauma Services

Metropolitan Trauma Services (MeTS) provide second level adult and paediatric trauma care in Melbourne. The designated MeTS are:

  • Austin Health
  • Box Hill Hospital
  • The Northern Hospital
  • Monash Medical Centre, Clayton Campus
  • Dandenong Hospital.

Adult only MeTS

The following are designated MeTS hospitals for adult patients only:

  • Maroondah Hospital
  • St Vincent’s Hospital
  • Western Hospital.

Metropolitan Primary Care Services

Metropolitan Primary Care Services (MPCS) provide the third level of adult and paediatric trauma care in Melbourne.

The designated PCS in Melbourne are:

  • Sandringham and District Memorial Hospital
  • Angliss Hospital
  • Epworth Hospital
  • Knox Private Hospital
  • Werribee Mercy Hospital
  • Rosebud Hospital
  • Monash Medical Centre, Moorabbin Campus
  • Casey Hospital
  • Sunshine Hospital
  • Williamstown Hospital.