The London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) serves as the designated Lead Trauma Hospital (LTH) for the Southwestern LHIN.
There are currently eleven hospitals in Ontario that have been designated as LTH's by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care. These eleven hospitals comprise a provincial trauma system that includes all the components identified with optimal trauma care such as prevention, access, acute hospital care, rehabilitation, education and research activities.
In southwestern Ontario, the role of the LHSC Trauma Program is to provide leadership in the specialized care of moderately and severely injured adults and children. The program coordinates services to meet regional needs and participates in local, provincial and national programs related to education, research and injury prevention.
The Trauma Program is an integral part of the LHSC Surgery Services with strong linkages to Emergency Care, Children's Care and Western University.