Please join us on Thursday 1st March 2018 from 2:30 to 4:00pm for a Community of Practice for Tracheostomy. For further details please see our flyer.

TRACS WA are aware there is considerable interest in care of patients with a long term tracheostomy across WA Health and amongst private organisations we partner with.

There are recognised challenges for this patient cohort particularly in terms of hospital discharge and ongoing care downstream and there has been growing interest across the sector in looking at ways to improve our processes and pathways to better support patients through the continuum of care.

TRACS WA have been working on a discussion paper to capture the range of issues. We are keen to explore opportunities to support the sector in training and education in any identified priority areas. We recently sent out communications to gauge interest in a Community of Practice (CoP) style meeting early next year. There has been an overwhelmingly positive response to this suggestion and a wide range of stakeholders have expressed a strong interest in exploring the issues and opportunities together.

We anticipate one meeting initially and then review of documents/education materials that TRACS WA will develop with input from this expert reference group.