Staff from Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital improve their life-saving skills. Picture: Supplied.

Doctors at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital have updated their trauma skills after completing an advanced course.

Staff at the King’s Lynn hospital treated 247 patients for traumatic injuries between the summers of 2015 and 2016 and 120 of those were aged over 80.

Staff took part in a three-day Royal College of Surgeons Advanced Trauma Life Support Course..

QEH consultant anaesthetist Alistair Steel said: “The majority of patients we see here are unrelated to trauma and typically doctors will only see a handful of severely injured patients a year so courses like this play an important role in ensuring doctors remain up to date and confident in applying their life-saving skills.” He added that the most major traumatic injuries staaff have to deal with in West Norfolk were mainly caused by falls involving older people.

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