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The National Trauma Network ran a national collaborative focused on improving rehabilitation for major trauma patients. Eleven projects were selected for the collaborative which began on 30 March 2021 and ended in June 2022.

The final evaluation report is available here: Evaluation report: Major trauma rehabilitation collaborative | He pūrongo arotake: Whakaoranga tahi i te pāmamae nui

A summary of the nine completed projects is available here: Trauma rehabilitation collaborative: Summary of case studies | Te ohu whakaora tūkino: He kupu whakarāpopoto.

During the course of the collaborative, regional teams attended three in-person learning sessions over the course of the year. The focus was on learning from each other and recognised experts in the topic area and learning quality improvement tools and techniques. The teams took the learning ‘home’ and worked on their projects between each learning session – known as the action period.

Support during the action period was provided by the Commission’s national project team and peers through Zoom meetings, online forums and onsite mentoring visits.

The end product is written summaries of the projects that others can learn from and replicate to resolve similar issues. These are available below and will be added to as the project teams finalise their reports.

Information about the chosen projects and their final reports is available below.

The collaborative is part of the major trauma quality improvement programme, a partnership between the National Trauma Network (the Network), the Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) and the Health Quality & Safety Commission (the Commission).


For any questions about the projects or the Commission’s trauma rehabilitation workstream please email

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Published: 18 Oct 2021 Modified: 19 Sep 2023