Established in 2001, TRAMS has grown to become an internationally recognised leader in tracheostomy care. Austin Health is proud to be a founding member and the Lead Asian Pacific adult site for the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC). In partnership, Austin Health and the GTC are transforming tracheostomy care around the world.

TRAMS Mission: Exceptional Tracheostomy Care

TRAMS direction

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We partner with patients, carers and experts from Australia and internationally, to ensure excellence in tracheostomy care.

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We explore and adapt to the changing needs of the tracheostomy community.

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We advance research and leadership within the specialist area of tracheostomy care.

Tracheostomy Patient & Family Forum 2022

“Continuing Conversations that Count: The Restorative Power of Nature”. Watch the recording and hear inspiring stories of how some of our tracheostomy patients connect with nature to aid their wellbeing!

7 October 2022 AEST

Interprofessional Tracheostomy Virtual Workshop! A foundation-intermediate online workshop relevant to nursing, allied health and medical staff.

Out now! The 2nd edition of Tracheostomies: The Complete Guide

New features: 2 completely new chapters, Tracheostomy in acute airborne illness and aerosol generating procedures, Clinical scenarios weaved through most chapters with review questions at the end of each chapter.

TRAMS Celebrates 20 Years!

Since 2001, this specialist multidisciplinary team has cared for over 2000 tracheostomy patients, published numerous papers and educated thousands of healthcare professionals and caregivers.

Available Soon!

The long awaited & completely revised 3rd edition, authored by Marta Kazandjian M.A. CCC SLP, BCS-S, FASHA and Karen Dikeman M.A. CCC SLP. With over 700 cited references, this text will continue to be a clinical tool for the experienced clinician and for those working to improve their problem-solving skills with this challenging patient population. Written for clinicians, by clinicians!

The TRAMS team

TRAMS team coordinates tracheostomy care, centre wide tracheostomy policies, education and data collection across Austin Health and into the community.

Patients and families work closely with TRAMS in all aspects of the program. The core TRAMS team consists of specialist Doctors, Nurses, Speech Pathologists and Physiotherapists.


  • Inpatient tracheostomy care
  • Coordination of multidisciplinary care, education, policy & procedure and data collection
  • Community based tracheostomy care
  • Discharge to home or residential facility
  • Ongoing tracheostomy support and care
  • Patient and Family Forums
  • International collaboration and leadership
  • Lead Asian Pacific site for the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC)
  • Participation in recruitment for GTC, member hospital support, database design and education, International Tracheostomy Symposium

News and events

HCP Event

TRAMS Interdisciplinary Tracheostomy Workshop

7 October 2022


Please note that this workshop is open to Austin and external health professionals.
Patient Event


28 February 2022
This workshop is open to patients and their families.