Trauma Society of South Africa

Postal Address: PO Box 46171, Orange Grove, Johannesburg, 2119, South Africa
Phone: + 27(0)11 482 2034
Fax: +27 (0)86 556 2232
Cell: +27 (0)82 507 1159
After Hours Number: +27 (0)82 507 1159
Contact Person: Marge Greyling

Trauma Society of South Africa

The Trauma Society is the prevention and mitigation of trauma due to all forms of mechanical injury (penetrating and blunt) through the propagation of quality treatment and appropriate surgical intervention. We attempt to fulfill the aims of the World Health Organization (WHO) declaration on Emergency Care for the injured in South Africa (see link at bottom of the page) and provide the standards for accreditation of Trauma Units according to the nationally agreed criteria. We are an affiliate of the South African Medical Association and a component of the Association of Surgeons of South Africa and a sister organization of EMSSA. The WHO violence and injury prevention program is actively supported. Please visit for more information on their work.

Trauma Society is also the parent body in South Africa for the Advanced Trauma Life Support course for Doctors® of the American College of Surgeons, the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care course for senior operating doctors (registrars and surgeons) as well as the Trauma Foundation, our corporate interaction and trauma prevention wing.

We hope that you find our site to be useful to your practice and invite your comments if these are not addressed in the FAQ section.This site intends to become the major trauma-related research and advocacy site in South Africa, while remaining relevant to the rest of Africa and the Trauma-community worldwide.

The site is dedicated to the improving of care of Trauma, the prevention of Trauma and as a South African trauma-teaching resource repository.

Feel free to browse our site and its sections, and please e-mail us your comments and suggestions via our "Contact Us" section. Membership is open to registered paramedics, trauma and ICU nurses, allied health practitioners dealing with injury and doctors in this field. To join the society please click here for a Word Document of the form for downloading and saving. Please send proof of payment of the membership fee and the form to the Society Secretriat.

Remember 17 October every year is WORLD TRAUMA DAY proclaimed by the World Health Organisation - what are you doing to prevent injury from occuring?

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