We Are IH: Kelowna trauma physicians praise value of teamwork

June 30, 2022

Dr. Matthew White (left) and Dr. Brenden van der Westhuizen (right)


About 20 per cent of all unscheduled emergency department visits in Interior Health are the result of an injury, or trauma. Contrary to popular belief, most injuries are not accidents – the majority of injuries are actually predictable and preventable. It’s the simple things we can do that count – taking a pause before acting, not using the phone while driving, putting on a helmet or wearing a life jacket.

We urge everyone across Interior Health to consider how you can help prevent injuries for yourself and those around you.

Meet two of our trauma physicians here at Interior Health.

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