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Te Whatu Ora Capital, Coast and Hutt Valley case study: Improving inpatient rehabilitation services for patients following major trauma

Trauma care is a multi-disciplinary specialty, and the important role of allied health services in the care and rehabilitation of major trauma patients cannot be understated. This project aimed to understand allied health input into the care of major trauma patients and investigate opportunities to improve trauma rehabilitation and enhance patient experiences at Wellington Regional Hospital.

Discussions with both consumers and clinicians raised issues of communication, patient-centred care, the role of different therapy disciplines and therapy access. Change ideas to address these issues were developed and tested, resulting in successful and meaningful change for both patients and staff.

Read the news item about this case study: Wellington Regional Hospital project improves trauma care.