Major Trauma Audit


Major Trauma Audit (MTA) is a patient safety initiative that aims to increase quality assurance and improvement initiatives in the area of patient trauma care, through the delivery of high-quality data. The ongoing care and outcome of critically ill patients requires a multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional, coordinated and integrated system approach — underpinning that approach is quality assurance enabled by quality data gathering.

Objectives Benefits


The MTA National Report focuses specifically on the most severely injured patients in the Irish healthcare system. It presents findings from MTA in 2017, and examines data from 5,061 patients across 26 trauma receiving hospitals in Ireland.

2017 Report 2016 Report


The collaboration between the National Office of Clinical Audit (NOCA) and Public and Patient Interest representatives (PPI) over the last two years has helped to provide a new depth to the work carried out by the various audits. The unique perspective brought by PPI ensures that a patient centred focus is maintained and compliments the work of the audit and NOCA. It also ensures that the data in the national reports are used to reach a wider audience beyond healthcare personnel.

Colm Whooley & Orlaith Ferguson, Public / Patient Intesest (PPI) Representatives, MTA Governance Committee