3.6.1 Trauma and injury services

The health system should be able to prioritise trauma services. It should also be able to triage patients or have a referral system in place for trauma and surgical care if the facilities are unable to cope with these situations. First aid and basic medical care at a minimum should be available within the system to help stabilise individuals. Humanitarian organisations that specialise in medical care (for example, ICRC and MSF) often provide these services in cases where the national or local health system is unable to do so.