“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 improve the delivery of trauma patients to the right place at the right time,” said Grant Christey, Director of the Midland Regional Trauma System. “We have been collecting data over the past five years and have consulted widely to determine which patients should go to which hospital facility in the Midland Region. This work has highlighted some key improvements that can be put in place to make it better for the people who require such highly specialized care. Outcomes will be improved and we will save time and money by streamlining care systems. Anything that allows us to do that better has to be good for our communities.”
The research will see the National Trauma base hosted by Midland who have been measuring times over the past five years and modelling who goes where in order to ensure that money is not being wasted. The Regional Trauma Guidelines being developed will help save time and hold ups and this means that the response rates can be quicker and much more cost effective.