The Trauma Service is located within the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre.
It operates an extended hours Trauma Nursing service every day of the year within Royal Darwin Hospital, enabling the delivery of specialist trauma care to approximately 700 seriously injured patients each year. The Trauma Service offers an integrated holistic model of care for trauma patients which involves surgical, diagnostic, medical and nursing care combined with allied health professionals.
The Trauma Service is led by Trauma Co-ordinator Ms Bronte Martin and was established in 2007 to assist in the co-ordination of care for trauma inpatients within the Royal Darwin Hospital. Dr David Read was appointed the Director of Trauma in 2009, he has substantial experience and interest in both trauma and burn management.
The Trauma Service also maintains a Trauma Registry data base. The Trauma Registry has clinical and epidemiological data dating back to 1999. The Trauma Registry is a cornerstone in trauma research and provides invaluable information to analyse mechanism of injury, injury trends, patient outcomes and quality assurance.
An initiative of the Trauma Service is to foster and further develop links with key NT stakeholders including, aero medical retrieval services, St John Ambulance, regional hospitals and remote clinics in the Northern Territory.
National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
Level 8, Royal Darwin Hospital
T: +61 8944 8011 or via the Royal Darwin Hospital switchboard on 8922 8888