Trauma experts converge on The Alfred
Experts from Victoria’s major trauma centres gathered at The Alfred this week for the first of a series of quarterly education sessions geared to further improve care.
The inaugural Victorian Trauma Grand Round was attended by Minister for Health Jill Hennessy, and was also broadcast live to healthcare professionals across Australia and worldwide, including to Fiji, Hong Kong, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, China, Qatar and India.
The Alfred’s Director of Trauma Service, Professor Mark Fitzgerald, led the event and said bringing together the Victorian trauma community in this way has been the result of many years of discussions.
“The Alfred is excited to host the first event, which is a great opportunity to bring together Victoria’s trauma community to discuss how our collaborative efforts has helped contribute to the world-class system we have today, and explore how we can continuously improve care for our patients, Professor Fitzgerald said.
More than 300 healthcare professionals were present on the night, with attendees made up of medical professionals, allied health practitioners, paramedics and health students.
The Alfred Trauma Service was founded in 1984 and is the largest trauma service in Australasia, treating more than half of all major Victorian trauma cases.
Victorian Major Trauma Services also include The Royal Melbourne Hospital and The Royal Children's Hospital.
The next grand round event will be hosted by the Royal Children’s Hospital.
For more information on the program, please visit the Victorian Trauma Grand Round website.