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View our Recent COVID-19 Webinar Recordings


19 May 2020: High-stakes Decision Making in Tracheostomy: How and Why COVID-19 Has Changed Practice

5 May 2020: Navigating Public Health Crises for Individuals and Families Living with Tracheostomy: COVID-19 and Beyond

21 April 2020: Overcoming COVID-19 through Science and Teamwork: Lessons from the United Kingdom, Italy, and the United States

09 April 2020: Putting Safety First During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Practical Strategies for Healthcare Workers and Patients with Tracheostomy
(Please note: There are some recording glitches in the 09 April webinar, however, there is still very good information in the content. We have taken steps to insure that this does not happen in future GTC webinars. Please click here to access the presentation slides in PDF format.)

26 March 2020: Working Toward Zero Harm in the Time of COVID-19: Strategies for Reducing Infectious Transmission

Dr. Stephen Warrillow and his daughter Dr. Madeleine Warrillow work at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia on the frontline with coronavirus patients


Meet the father and daughter doctors helping to save the lives of coronavirus patients.

In the war against the coronavirus pandemic, the frontline is the Intensive Care Unit at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne, which now has a dedicated COVID-19 ward.

Among the staff inside are Dr Stephen Warrillow and his daughter Dr Madeleine Warrillow, who are working to save the lives of patients diagnosed with the deadly virus.

Read the full article.






Dr. Stephen Warrillow and his daughter Dr. Madeleine WarrillowGTC Founding Member Dr. Steven Warrillow

ITS 2019 - 5th International Tracheostomy Symposium

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!

View the ITS 2019 event photos.










Professor Antony Narula, MA, MB BChir, FRCS, FRCS (Ed), Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board

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.

View the full press release.

Patient’s Mother Attests to Improved Tracheostomy Care at Boston Children’s Hospital, a GTC member hospital

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

Our webinars are designed to inform patients, families and
healthcare workers on best practices for tracheostomy care.


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To ensure the best possible care for every tracheostomy patient.

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The GTC is a global partnership of physicians, nurses, therapists, caregivers and patients working together to disseminate best practices and improve outcomes around tracheostomy care.

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