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 Published: 28/11/2011

The Trauma Service

The Trauma Service provides:

  • Clinical management of the multiply injured trauma patient.

  • An expert consultation and referral service to the clinical teams involved in initial assessment and ongoing management of patients with multiple system injuries.

  • Assistance in discharge planning and follow-up management of selected patients with complex injuries.
  • Liaison with other health professional groups and community agencies,including GP’s and ACC.
  • A Trauma Registry to study injury trends in the region and assist in injury prevention.
  • Monthly teaching forum focused on trauma management.
  • Attendance at all trauma calls between the hours of 0800 - 1700hrs Monday to Friday.


We also provide a service to :

  • Previously admitted trauma patients returning with complications or ongoing problems.

  • Patients admitted to a specialty service where a general surgical consultation is desired.