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Reducing quad bike trauma through blokes and pies

Dave’s a 57 year old Waikato Farmer. He’s really practical and hands on, and achieves a lot in one day. He’s married with three adult children, doesn’t use Facebook or other online platforms, preferring traditional methods of communication. He’s driven quad bikes most of his life, enjoys a beer with the boys – when he…
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Midland Trauma Symposium 2017

Trauma it’s the major cause of death in ages 45 and under in the Midland's community. A snap shot of some of the data collected on overall trauma between 2012-2013 showed on average 4,500 people from rural and urban areas, children and elderly were hospitalised due to injury caused by falls, vehicles and assaults. This…
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Students use design thinking to solve industry problems

Making breakfast and keeping the coffee coming for a room full of industry partners and Wintec staff was one of the easier challenges given to the first intake of students at Wintec’s Design Hub. The students were asked to cater for an industry breakfast to present the Design Hub, a new kind of creative environment…
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Students spread safety message about preventing child falls

Source: The University of Waikato Kids falling off the monkey bars at school is often seen as part of growing up. But some child falls can lead to serious head or spinal injuries, or even be fatal. More than 4,000 children under 15 are hospitalised in New Zealand every year due to serious injuries caused…
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Slow down – it’s road safety week

Too many people die or are seriously injured on our New Zealand roads. These incidents place a huge toll on families, friends and our community. The cost of emergency services, medical care, reparation and human grief is enormous. In the past five years the share of hospital costs alone in the Midland Region was more…
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Trauma Nurse Workshop

The Midland Trauma System (MTS) hosted a workshop for the MTS Trauma nurse group in Hamilton on 20th July. This workshop was sponsored by the Midland Directors of Nursing and was organised to discuss the role of the Clinical Nurse Specialist –Trauma role and how it was operationalised in each of the Midland DHB’s. There…
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Did you see us at the Fieldays?

The staff from Midland Trauma and Waikato Mental Health and Addictions got out their gumboots and headed off to Mystery Creek for the 2016 Agriculture Fieldays. With over 130,000 people visiting the Fieldays, we were not alone. Our first appearance at the Fieldays was well received. Our stand’s backdrop reflected rural New Zealand, with written…
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Distracted drivers cause more crashes than drinking drivers

A crash resulting in serious injury or death is more likely to be caused by a distracted driver than a drinking one. And with the deaths of seven people in road crashes last weekend and a serious accident in Temple View on Friday, those working on the front line are pleading with drivers to stay…
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Reducing the burden of trauma

Every Christmas we hear about the ‘holiday death toll’, those happy holidays that for some people in an instant become tragic. But road accidents and trauma are not just a holiday phenomenon; trauma alone is estimated to cost the country more $43 million per year in hospital bills. Over 5000 people in the Midland health…
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Midland Trauma specialist impressed

“It is always exciting to see Company’s in our community see a way they can do something to support better outcomes for organisations such as the Rescue Helicopter. As a trauma specialist time is of the essence and this is such a positive way of supporting the service. We have been investigating how we can…
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