RNS is one of the six major trauma services in NSW. It is the only trauma centre in NSW that can treat major burns and spinal injuries. As such it provides a vital trauma service to the whole of NSW — 30 percent of the Australian population . The population of its primary referral area is 5.7% of the Australian population and 17% of the NSW population. As such, the RNS campus is an integral part of the health infrastructure in this country. It represents a strategic asset that will be needed to provide trauma services for future generations of Australians.