Trauma care is the treatment given to seriously injured patients by specialist teams of surgeons and nurses, from the first care through to recovery and rehabilitation.
Waikato Trauma Service is part of the Midland Trauma System (MTS) and is the tertiary referral service for the Midland region.
The Waikato Trauma Service provides expert clinical advice and direct care to trauma patients at Waikato Hospital.
Waikato Hospital has over 2500 trauma admissions a year 180 of which are major trauma requiring multiple teams and services to work together. The Waikato trauma service helps to coordinate and facilitate this care for the best outcome for the patient and their family.