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North West Organ Donation Services Team

The North West works as one collaborative who meet twice a year in the spring and the autumn. The autumn meeting is usually a joint collaborative with the neighboring region(s). The region is made up of 26 NHS Trusts covering 34 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 Ian Tweedie (Lancashire, Cumbria and Manchester) Dr Alison Ingham (Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales)

Regional Manager - Sue Duncalf

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

Specialist Nurses - 27.2 WTE in total

Professional Development Specialist - Lisa Francis

Administration Team
Kelly Crawford - Office Manager
Megan Cordingley - Office Administrator
Sarah Stringer - Office Administrator

Contact Number - 0151 268 7210

Organ Donor Referral Line - 03000 20 30 40



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 2017 to 31 March 2018. 


Archived reports

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.