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North West Organ Donation Services Team

The North West is divided into 2 collaboratives representing the 2 Critical Care Networks in the region. They meet individually twice a year and jointly twice a year. The region is made up of 26 NHS Trusts covering 35 hospital sites and within these there are 3 Regional Adult Neurosurgical Intensive Care Units, 2 Regional Paediatric Intensive Care Units, 28 General Intensive Care Units, 4 Cardiac Intensive Care Units and 33 Emergency Departments (3 of which are paediatric only).

Who's who

Regional Clinical Leads - Dr Huw Twamley - Lancashire, Cumbria and Manchester Collaborative Professor Arpan Guha - Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales Collaborative

Regional Manager - Sue Duncalf

Team Managers - Emma Thirlwall - Jane Monks - Dawn Lee - Niki Hargreaves

Specialist Nurses - 27 in total

Practice Development Specialist - Eddie Davies

Administration Team
Kelly Crawford - Office Manager
Megan Cordingley - Office Administrator
Alex McMurdo - Office Administrator

Contact Number - 0151 268 7210

Pager Number - 07659 184748



The reports below provide a summary of the data relating to potential and actual organ donors as recorded by NHS Blood and Transplant via the Potential Donor Audit (PDA), the accompanying Referral Record and the UK Transplant Registry.

The reports cover the time period 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and data from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015 are also provided in certain sections for comparison.


Executive summaries for each Trust:


As part of the PDA, patients aged over 80 years of age and those who did not die on a critical care unit or an emergency department are not audited nationally and are therefore excluded from the majority of this report. In addition, some information from this time period may be outstanding due to late reporting and difficulties obtaining patient notes. Donations not captured by the PDA will still be included in the data supplied from the accompanying Referral Record or from the UK Transplant Registry, as appropriate.

Some percentages in these reports were calculated using small numbers and should therefore be interpreted with caution.

The table containing Gold/Silver/Bronze/Amber/Red shading provides a comparison with UK targets. The targets specific to each of the nine key metrics are displayed on and above the funnel plots throughout Section 3 of the North West team detailed full report. Definitions and data, table and figure descriptions can also be found in the detailed full report.

Please refer to the contact details above if you have any queries or requests for further information.