Established in 2002, 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.

6th International Tracheostomy Symposium

The premier event for tracheostomy specialists, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, patients and families to grow and learn together. #ITS6

Pina Tuteri’s story

An accomplished musician, Pina describes what it was like to have a tracheostomy tube and the importance of having a team caring for her across her acute and rehabilitation journey.

Daisy’s story

Daisy Xu is a remarkable young woman who experienced a motorbike accident whilst on holiday in Vietnam resulting in a high spinal cord injury requiring ventilation via a tracheostomy.

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

6th International Tracheostomy Symposium

7 September 2021
HCP Event

TRAMS Interdisciplinary Tracheostomy Workshop


Please note that this workshop is only open to Austin and external staff.