The Taranaki Base Hospital Trauma Service joined the Midland Trauma System in early 2010. The service runs education session for hospital and prehospital staff in the district. It chairs operational debriefings post major trauma.
Taranaki Base Hospital Trauma Service audits the delivery of care and rolls out improved care protocols and practice. It acts as a point of contact for referrals into and out of district for trauma patients. It also acts as first point of contact for conflict resolution between services in trauma.
It collects the data for the Midland Trauma System. It is working to ensure readiness for a mass casualty event.
It is a strong advocate for a group of patients lacking a champion in the hospital.