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Coronavirus: Trauma numbers drop with people home for Covid-19 lockdown

The lockdown appears to have halved the number of majorly-injured people needing a bed at Waikato Hospital.

And it seems drops are being seen around the country as people stay home to stop the spread of Covid-19.

If fewer trauma patients come through the hospital, more beds – and in some cases ventilators – would be available for any patients with coronavirus, Waikato’s clinical director for trauma Dr Grant Christey said.

“We would expect trauma to fall if no-one’s out and about and exposing themselves to risk,” he said. “I think zero trauma is very aspirational and probably impossible, but there are things we can all to do reduce our risk.”

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Stuff: Libby Wilson, April 24, 2020

Quad bike injury data raises questions about children, older riders

Older riders and children are the ones to keep an eye on when it comes to quad bike injuries, a study says.

The “farm workhorse” landed 346 people in central North Island hospitals in six years, according to data collected by the Midland Trauma System.

And some of the things we like about quad bikes, versatility, and the idea they can go where other machiner cannot – makes them dangerous.

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Stuff Waikato, by Libby Wilson August 30, 2019

Quad bike injury rates keep going up – study

Waikato’s Federated Famers president says he’s surprised with new figures which show the number of quad bike injuries in the midland region is increasing.

There were almost 350 quad bike-related injuries resulting in hospitalisation recorded between 2012 and 2018, with 70 percent occurring on a farm.

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Source: Newshub

Quad bike injuries still increasing – Research

Research shows that injuries involving quad bikes have continued to increase despite greater awareness of quad bike safety.

New Zealand researchers have looked at six years of injury data between 2012 and 2018, and tallied up nearly 350 quad bike-related injuries requiring hospitalisation in the Midland Trauma System, which covers five district health boards.

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Source: NZ Herald

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