About The Montreal Children's Hospital's Trauma Centre

The Montreal Children's Hospital (MCH) of the McGill University Health Centre is a provincially designated pediatric and adolescent trauma centre, a neurotrauma centre of expertise, and an important player in the provincial trauma network. Our primary responsibility is to provide excellence in pediatric and adolescent trauma care to the children and teens of Quebec, making certain care is delivered in a timely and effective manner. We also play an important role in educating the public and our patients about injury prevention. 

Go to the Montreal Children’s Hospital’s Trauma Centre website.

At the MCH, over 30 departments and services are involved in trauma care, providing coordinated medical, surgical, nursing, psychosocial and rehabilitation to children and adolescents. 

Each year:

  • Each year, more than 17,000 children and teens from all regions of Quebec are treated at the MCH Trauma Centre's Emergency Department for trauma-related injuries. Upward of 350 of these patients sustain injuries that are serious enough to require hospitalization.
  • On an annual basis, the MCH receives approximately 150 trauma patients from regional centres throughout the province who are in need of tertiary trauma expertise. The hospital's trauma specialists become involved with all these patients as well as hundreds more who are referred as outpatients by community physicians and regional centres for consultation and a variety of specialized interventions.
  •  The Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Program/Concussion Clinic specializes in the management of MTBI including assessment, intervention plan, recommendations for return to school, and individualized plan for return to sports and recreational activities. The interprofessional MTBI Program/Concussion clinic treats over 600 patients annually.

Code Orange

In the event of a Code Orange, Trauma Centres have a critical role to play. Trauma specialists will use their expertise to triage, provide urgent and critical care to patients, and facilitate follow-up care, rehabilitation services, and will arrange for patient discharges. Additionally, psychosocial support is provided to patients, families, and other staff to assist them in coping with the traumatic event.