We were founded in provide counselling, advocacy and advice to assist those that have been affected by road traffic accident related trauma which is largely an unmet need in the community. We were initially founded to provide a service for those that do not meet criteria for counselling support under the Accident Compensation Act. This is the first Charitable Trust of its kind in New Zealand.
We were fortunate to form a partnership with the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust. Through our partnership, we are able to provide meaningful services to our community, this includes our free counselling services.
We developed the concept of New Zealand’s first Road Accident Remembrance Day. This is a large public event to acknowledge those in our community impacted by road trauma and focus on road safety.
We expanded so significantly the Canterbury Charity Hospital Trust donated an office space to the Trust, in their Warner Mauger House.
It was with great privilege the Trust founded the Canterbury Road Trauma Awards were formed in conjunction with the Road Accident Remembrance Day.
We feel very privileged to celebrate our tenth anniversary as a Charitable Trust. We are pleased to have launched our new brand, vision and five year Strategic Plan which is incorporated into our Trust Deed.
The Trust is now formally known as the Road Traffic Accident Trauma Charitable Trust trading as the National Road Trauma Centre.
We are on the right path. As we turn to 2021, we will continue to work collaboratively with those within the sector and utilise our expertise to deliver on our commitments to provide for our community.
Being a charitable organisation, it is important we focus on ensuring we enhance our funding streams but also being prudent we place strong emphasis to ensure that our services are in alignment with the operating margin for the outlay of the services provided.
To help us achieve maximum performance over the next several years, we will continue to use a distinct operating model with annual growth of our geographic presence nationally.