Table 2

Demographics of selected regional neurosurgery services

UnitNo. of hospitals servedPopulation served (million)Range of hospitalsTransfer timesNotes
Stoke-on-Trent1951.7-20 min–65 min
Salford36113.2Less than 25 milesMedian 5.25 h for EDH, 6.0 h for SDHLocal resources prevent all patients being transferred
Cambridge3783.0Max 76 miles Half >40 milesMedian 5.4 h1/24 patients operated on in under 4 h
Southampton3883.0Range 19–85 kmMean time to decompression 5.0 h
  • EDH, extradural haematoma; SDH, subdural haematoma.