Patients & Family
Winter Tracheostomy Patient and Family Forum
On 22 August 2018 TRAMS in conjunction with the GTC and the Victorian Respiratory Support Service (VRSS) held a Winter Tracheostomy Patient and Family Forum at the Austin Hospital. It was a wonderful occasion where patients and families had an opportinity to share their stories, have a discussion on building resilience and we had some winter-warming African drumming. Also this year, one of our tracheostomy patients Sally Messer and her mother Jenny made every community and in-patient tracheostomy patient a beautiful hand-made card congratulating them for Thriving in the Community with a Tracheostomy.
Austin Health Consumer Engagement 2018
On the 17th of October 2018 TRAMS was awarded a Highly Commended Certificate in recognition of our outstanding consumer engagement for hosting our annual Patient and Family Tracheostomy Forums. The TRAMS team presented a poster (see below) of our project amongst four other finalists. We are very excited to showcase our partenrship with tracheostomy patients and families.
For patients who have a long term tracheostomy tube
TRAMS Community follows patients who have a tracheostomy tube (no ventilation requirements) who are discharged home from Austin Health.
The Victorian Respiratory Support Service (VRSS) manages patients who have a tracheostomy and ventilation.
TRAMS Community Services:
Education for patients and carers
Clinical Nurse Consultant home visits
Assistance with purchase and maintenance of equipment
Tracheostomy tube changes
Allied health support and therapy