The Pediatric Trauma Center at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is the state’s only Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. This means children in the tristate area who need the most advanced pediatric emergency care are transferred here, 24/7.
A Level 1 designation is the highest offered by the American College of Surgeons. We can handle every type of injury. We have state-of-the-art facilities and life-saving equipment just for kids.
Trauma care is complex. It’s important to have experts from many medical specialties available. At Nemours Children’s, we’re all here, under one roof. A surgeon oversees your child’s care and works closely with other members of the team.
In addition to trauma care, our team is committed to preventing injuries in children. We’re out in the community, providing safety information and training. We want all kids to have the best chance to grow up healthy and injury-free.
Your child’s trauma care team includes members from a range of departments, including:
Children come to us from ground or air transport through local 911 emergency medical services or from another hospital through our Nemours Kids Transport services. Our trauma team is in constant contact during transport. We arrange the right medical care for every situation.
As a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, we offer the most advanced emergency care for children and teens. We only treat kids, which can mean better results.
Nemours wants to create the healthiest generation of kids, and good health means staying safe and injury-free. That’s why we built an Injury Prevention Program at our children’s hospital. Learn more about our on-site safety store, children’s programs, sports injury prevention initiatives and more.Read More