The Trauma Service Westmead Hospital
T 8890 7458
P.O. Box 533
The program for 2021 is now available.
Due to Covid restrictions at Qudos Bank Arena, there will be no lunch break and no interactive displays this year.
The program will run for 2 hours straight through and will commence strictly at 10:30 am. Doors will be open at 9:30 in order to seat all schools in a Covid safe manner.
There will be a lock out period of a few minutes when the event commences.
The 2021 program has been reduced to 2 hours but still holds the main components of the live event.
The session begins with a motor vehicle crash scenario, which includes the lead up to a car crash involving three young people and a motorcyclist. The scenario shows the interaction of the rescue services at a crash scene and the potential consequences of being involved in a crash, and includes an insight into the patient’s journey through the hospital from the emergency department to rehabilitation. It also follows the driver’s progression through the police station and court room. Following the crash scenario, a presenter from the Brain Injury Unit at Westmead Hospital – who has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a motor bike crash – gives a talk about his experiences. This a powerful reminder of how trauma could affect anyone of the participating students.
The next part of the program includes a guest speaker who has sustained a spinal injury due to a car crash and a guest speaker who has lost her son in a motor vehicle crash.
There is then a live demonstration of stopping distances and the program concludes with TfNSW current road safety messages.’