Information flow in the major trauma treatment bay

Exploring the experiences of major trauma patients – from first interactions with prehospital services through to rehabilitation.


Project duration: 7 months

Partners: Mater Emergency Department, Mater Trauma Team, Mater Transformation, NCAD, Spark Innovation

Funding: HSE Sprak Innovation

"When a severely injured trauma patient arrives at the Emergency Department, a life-impacting decision is made every 72 seconds during the first 30 minutes."Fitzgerald M, Reilly S, Smit V, et al. The World Health Organization trauma checklist versus Trauma Team Time-out: A perspective. Emerg Med Australas. 2019;31(5)
Dr Ger O’Connor (Emergency Medicine Consultant )
Caoimhe Fitzsimons (Mater Strategic Projects)
Chris Roche (Nurse Lead, Emergency Department)
Linda Klotzbach (Service and Interaction Designer, Mater Transformation)
Mallory Frye (Project Facilitator, Mater Transformation)
Dr Fran O’Keefe (Clinical Lead Mater Major Trauma Centre )
Dr Caoimhe McMahon (Lecturer in Service and Product Design, MA Service Design Coordinator)
Dr Emma Creighton (Lecturer in Interaction and Product Design, MA Interaction Design Course Coordinator)
Yuyu Sun (NCAD (Masters student))
Ashleen Nee (NCAD (Masters student))
Dr Una Cunningham (Executive Lead Strategic Projects)
Siobhán Manning (Service Innovation & Design Lead, Mater Transformation )