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The Northern Region Trauma Network

Leading the way with a contemporary trauma system in the Northern Region.
Improving survival and long terms outcomes.

High Quality Trauma Care

The Northern Region Trauma Network is
leading the implementation of a contemporary trauma system in the region.

Regional System

Our goal is to ensure trauma patients receive the best possible care by ensuring they are transported to the right hospital to receive quality care which is supported by good evidence.

Training and education

By doing so, we expect to reduce the number of deaths, and to improve the long term outcomes for those that survive.


We are working with trauma patients and their whanau across the total patient journey.  The Northern Region is consistently evaluating opportunities and promoting innovation to enhance care, to enable a consistent approach using international best practise as well as meet the unique needs of our culture and communities.

We lead the way with a contemporary trauma system in the Northern Region.

The Northern Region Trauma Network comprises senior representatives from the ambulance services, hospital trauma clinicians and trauma nurse specialists. Our focus is on improving the health outcomes for trauma patients and their families/whanau who sustain a serious injury through clinical audits of cases, research and training and education


Guidelines for the assessment, management and disposition of the adult patient in the Northern Region

Criteria to prompt bypass or immediate transfer to definitive care facilities

Out of hospital Triage Policies & Guidelines

For PREHOSPITAL clinical personnel when determining the destination hospital for patients with major trauma in the out-of-hospital setting

Clinical procedures and guidelines, incorporating standing orders for use by St John Ambulance personnel within the New Zealand ambulance sector

Starship Trauma, Referral and Admission Policy