TRAMS: Excellence in Tracheostomy Care

Austin TRAMS

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. 



Patient Brochure




TRAMS Community

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:

Discharge planning
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