The South Island Major Trauma Workstream, with strong representation from District Health Boards, ACC and St John provides regional leadership for the sector.
The workstream is committed to supporting the National Network to achieve its intent of reducing death from injury, reducing the level of disability for those that survive, and achieving an efficient trauma system.
The focus is on collecting data on everyone who has experienced major trauma, transforming that data into information, and using that information to support quality improvement initiatives.
National reporting now shows that previous variations in the processes of care and outcomes for major trauma patients have improved considerably as there is now more consistency across the country. This is a credit to the clinicians and managers across the country who have worked hard to support quality improvements, and is what drives the members of the workstream to even greater outcomes.
News 16 Sep 2019 L to R: Trauma Nurse Coordinators Gordon Speed (Southern DHB), Melissa Evans (Canterbury DHB), Rebecca Coats (Southern DHB), Fiona Thomas (Southern DHB), Claire Hitchcock (Nelson Marlborough Health), and Trauma Medical Director Southern DHB Mike Hunter. The South Island Alliance Major Trauma Workstream hosted trauma care specialists from around the South […]
News 17 Jul 2019 Registrations are now open for Trauma South 2019 – the South Island trauma conference. Back to list
News 22 Jun 2017 Every year in New Zealand, an estimated 1,800 people die from trauma – and mostly before they get to a hospital. For those who survive, their injuries can have a profound and lasting impact on their life. Injured patients stand the best chance of making a good recovery if the trauma […]