Trauma Service

We are a major trauma service caring for injured patients from across Queensland.

Our services

The Trauma Service reviews:

  • Patients with multiple injuries
  • Patients with isolated injuries with high impact mechanism
  • Chest trauma and injury

How to access this service

You do not need a referral letter from your doctor to access this service. Referrals are accepted internally, through the Emergency Department and from other hospitals.

What to bring

Staying overnight or longer
  • A dressing gown or cardigan, sleepwear or comfortable day clothes
  • Slippers and shoes (low heel, closed-in, non-slip, adjustable and firm fitting around the foot)
  • Your toiletries and personal items
  • Copy of Advanced Healthcare Directive or Enduring Power of Attorney if you have one
  • Something to read or do during your stay
  • A smart phone, tablet or laptop, connecting earphones and chargers so you can connect to the free MetroNorth-PatientWiFi and access entertainment. Televisions may not be available for use.
  • Medical devices required for your care (e.g. CPAP machine)
  • Do not bring large amounts of cash or valuables such as jewellery, watches or other items of value to you

Health Professionals

As a tertiary trauma centre we receive referrals from across Queensland. We work with multiple services to coordinate and improve the management of trauma patients.

Services include:

  • Consultation service
  • Assist with trauma calls
  • Ongoing health care management toward the shared goal throughout patient admission
  • Liaising with various teams to optimise management
  • Completion of tertiary surveys to improve earlier detection and management of delayed injuries
  • Facilitate early rehabilitation and discharge planning
  • Trauma data collection and categorisation for trauma prevention
  • Quality improvement, training, research and epidemiology

Contact us

Trauma Service
Location: Level 2, Dr James Mayne Building
Phone: (07) 3646 0864
Fax: (07) 3646 7584

Need help outside hours?

For non-urgent medical issues call 13 HEALTH (13 43 25 84) or visit your GP.

In an emergency call 000.

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