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Trauma Care

Saving lives through care and technology

Trauma can happen in the blink of an eye – an accident on the highway, a head injury during a hockey game, a farm accident or a significant fall. Trauma is any injury or illness caused by an external force.

When a trauma case comes into Regina’s hospitals, it impacts many services, from emergency rooms to the surgical units, to intensive care and medicine units and can involve as many as 25 health-care professionals per case. In 2018, Regina’s emergency rooms saw 1,585 serious trauma cases, nearly five per day. We must ensure the life-saving medical units at our hospitals, which provide trauma care to these seriously injured patients, have the very best technology and resources necessary to save lives.    
 
A renewed partnership between the Foundation and Group Medical Services (GMS) paved the way for improved trauma care in Regina’s hospitals. In April 2017, the Foundation launched its Trauma Care Campaign and GMS stepped up to pledge a $1 million match for donations from the community, in support of the campaign and the Foundation’s $3 million commitment.
"GMS is extremely proud to invest in the Foundation’s Trauma Care Campaign through the establishment of the GMS Trauma Care Fund,” says John Salmond, president and CEO, GMS. “We care deeply about the health and well-being of this community. An important part of that commitment means building on our long-standing partnership with the Foundation to make lives better, now and for years to come, through the GMS Trauma Care Fund.” 

Read more about the Foundation’s investment in trauma care here and watch this short video

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