A GoPC form is typically completed by the medical staff during each hospital admission in to inform medical decision-making and limitations of medical treatment in order to provide the most appropriate care for someone with a chronic condition who may experience a deterioration. Non-medical staff also have an important role to play in supporting conversations about preferences and care during their admission to hospital.

TRACS WA are in the process of developing a new training module on ‘Trauma Informed Care’. This module is being developed based on feedback from health consumers and clinicians that sometimes there is more going on for health consumers (patients) than is immediately apparent from their presenting condition.

Michelle Sultan and Caroline Randles attended the launch of the North Metropolitan Health Service’s Standing Strong Resources for Aboriginal patients going through amputation. 

Angela joins the TRACS WA team as a development Facilitator. Angela believes that anything is possible and questions usual practice.

In November Fiona returned to work with TRACS WA team as a Development Facilitator. Fiona has interests in data, evaluation and ensuring education is backed by evidence. She also works as a Senior Physiotherapist for Community Physiotherapy Services.

The final report from the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety released in March 2021 describes the current aged care sector as fragmented.