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About trauma

Our Trauma, Emergency & Critical Care (TECC) Program is home to Canada's first and largest regional trauma centre. Since 1976, the Tory Regional Trauma Centre has been caring for the most seriously injured patients in the province. Nurses care for patients suffering from the worst types of injuries who cannot be cared for anywhere else. Patients arrive by land and air ambulance from over 80 referring hospitals around the province.

Sunnybrook works closely with pre-hospital care specialists and is a leader in disaster preparedness, which means managing everything from chemical spills to subway crashes, disease outbreaks and pedestrian injuries.

In addition to caring for the highest volume of severely injured patients in the country, our trauma program is interested in preventing injuries. The Office for Injury Prevention houses the P.A.R.T.Y. (Prevent Alcohol and Risk-Related Trauma in Youth) program, which began in 1986 and has grown to more than 80 programs around the world.