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5th International Tracheostomy Symposium

Safer Tracheostomy Care Everywhere

Friday, October 11, 2019 – Melbourne, Australia

Professor Rinaldo Bellomo and Dr. Brendan McGrath keynote speakers, kicked-off the 5th ITS in Melbourne, Australia. Professor Bellomo spoke on improving the Care of Tracheostomy Patients: Opportunities and Challenges and Dr. McGrath spoke on BREXIT: British Experiences Improving Tracheostomy care. The morning sessions included a panel on Growing Good News: The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative and Patients and Families Inspiring Change around the World.

Thank you to the conference organizers for developing such an informative program of experts in the field of tracheostomy care!


Global Tracheostomy Collaborative presents evidence that membership improves patient outcomes - 11 October 2019

The Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC) presented two analyses documenting that membership improves critical clinical outcomes and reduces cost of care at the 5th International Tracheostomy Symposium (ITS) in Melbourne.
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A Message from Erin Ward, MS. Ed., CAS, GTC Board Member and Chair of the Patient and Family Committee

As the mother of a child with a long-term tracheostomy, I know how difficult and challenging tracheostomy care can be. I also know firsthand how care for our loved one with a trach, or yourself as an individual living with a tracheostomy, is all too often fragmented and disorganized, and how hard that is for patients and families.

At Boston Children's Hospital, where my son receives his care and where I serve as a Patient Partner on the hospital Trach Team, I have witnessed the transformation and quality improvements made in tracheostomy care and services since becoming a GTC Member Hospital. This is why I am writing you, to ask that you consider supporting the GTC through a donation. With truly integrated care, as promoted by the Global Tracheostomy Collaborative (GTC), tracheostomy care can be improved, quality of life improved and lives can be saved.

Please consider donating to the GTC today and spread the word among your family and friends.

Erin Ward, MS. Ed., CAS, GTC Board Member and Chair of the Patient and Family Committee

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