Originally Posted by RougeUnderoos
Whoops. I must have misread or something. The Rockyview is the only hospital I've been to and it has a trauma centre. At least I think it does. I know ambulances go there so I figured it was.
edit: I think I am confusing the terms "trauma centre" and "emergency room". What is a trauma centre?
Every hospital has an Emergency Room or "ER".
A "Trauma Centre" is a hospital that is equipped to handle cases of massive trauma... such as the worst car crashes, airplane/helicopter crashes, shootings, assaults, etc.
While most hospitals can handle most trauma cases, all of the worst cases of trauma are sent to a "Trauma Centre" and that, for all of southern Alberta, is the Foothills Hospital.