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Trauma Nurse Workshop

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The Midland Trauma System (MTS) hosted a workshop for the MTS Trauma nurse group in Hamilton on July 20. 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 […]

Did you see us at the Fieldays?

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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 […]

Reducing the burden of trauma

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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.

Midland Trauma specialist impressed

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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 […]

Road crashes cost Waikato $111m

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The number of people seriously injured in motor vehicle crashes is continuing to climb each year and is now the leading cause of trauma in the Waikato. And with the climbing rate, is the increasing social cost which shows road crashes cost the country $3.14billion a year, according to the Ministry of Transport.

Quad bike crashes soaring in Waikato

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The first one, in 2007, ruptured his spleen, nearly killing him. In November he was sent to the hospital again with five fractured ribs and a cracked sternum. But there’s no quad bike accident that can keep Robert Fitzgerald’s 62-year-old father from farming.

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