Tragically, Zoe’s story is all too common, but she is one of the lucky ones. As of the end of October 2019, deaths on Victorian roads were up by 33.6% this year, with deaths on rural roads up by a staggering 48%.
With the holiday season approaching, The Alfred’s Director of Trauma Services, Professor Mark Fitzgerald, reminds us it is always an incredibly busy time of year for the state’s most advanced emergency and trauma department and encourages Victorians to take care over the holiday period.
“Our trauma and emergency services work to a maximum during this period. Admissions to the department increase by more than 50% compared to the rest of the year.
Every patient we see has people who love them, and no-one ever wants to hear the phrase ‘airlifted to The Alfred in a critical condition’ about someone they love."
This is why we need your help today. With the holiday season upon us we want to ensure we have the ability to fund equipment that might be required to meet an increase in demand and help save the lives of more people like Zoe.
Your donation will contribute to our Lifesaving Equipment Fund ensuring that we have the capacity to buy lifesaving equipment as soon as we need it.
 TAC - Lives Lost Year-to-date 20 October 2019