TRAMS: Excellence in Tracheostomy Care

Austin TRAMS


The Tracheostomy Review and Management Service (TRAMS) is an innovative consultative service developed at Austin Health in 2002. This expert TRAMS tracheostomy team consists of doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and speech pathologists. The TRAMS team has managed thousands of patients who have a tracheostomy tube and who are cared for outside of the ICU. The tracheostomy team was highly commended during the 2005 Victorian Health Care Awards in the Innovations in Models of Care category.

TRAMS Mission

Services Provided by Tracheostomy Team

 Dr-Mark Howard

Medical Director VRSS/TRAMS

Dr-Naomi Atkins

MBBS M (Bioethics) FRACP, TRAMS Medical Lead, Respiratory and Sleep Physician 

Tanis Cameron

Tanis Cameron

MA SLP, Manager, TRAMS, Senior clinician

 Joanne Sweeney

B App Sc, (Speech Pathology), M App Ling, Director, Speech Pathology


Dr-Stephen Warrillow

FCICM FRACP, Director of Intensive Care, Senior Clinical Fellow, The University of Melbourne

Christine Knee Chong

B Sc (Nursing), Post-grad Cert Crit Care, MPH, Clinical Nurse Consultant, TRAMS

Prue Gregson

Prue Gregson

BSpPath, Senior Speech Pathologist TRAMS and ICU

Renee Bartlett 

B Sc (Nursing), Post-grad Cert Crit Care, Clinical Nurse Consultant, TRAMS

 Charissa Omsky

BSpPath, Speech Pathologist, PhD candidate,TRAMS 

 Quevy Vu

B Sc (Nursing), Clinical Nurse Consultant, TRAMS

 Jack Ross

B App Sc (Physiotherapy), Senior Physiotherapist, TRAMS and Spinal

 Caroline Chao

BPhysio, MPhysio (Cardioresp), Senior Physiotherapist

Lucy Fritze 

BSpPath, Speech Pathologist, TRAMS 

Jerome Hamoline

BScN (Nursing), Post-grad Cert Crit Care, Clinical Nurse Consultant

Mary Larsen 

Bsc (Nursing),  Post-grad Cert Crit Care, Clinical Nurse Consultant, TRAMS

 Vanessa Romanovski

Administrative Assistant