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Trauma Service Staff profiles
Staff from Royal North Shore Hospital's Trauma Service are involved in the coordination and presentation of the P.A.R.T.Y. Program.

 Samantha Lee

Samantha LeeP.A.R.T.Y Program Coordinator

 Dr Tony Joseph, FACEM

Director of Trauma, Royal North Shore Hospital

Dr Tony JosephDr Joseph is the Director of Trauma (Emergency) and an Emergency Physician at Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney. He was the chairperson of the Steering Committee for the formation of the Australasian Trauma Society in 1997 and is a Past President and Treasurer of the Society.

Dr Joseph's interests include the use of ultrasound in trauma and other emergent situations. He was involved in the drafting of the ATS' policy and credentialing guidelines for the use of ultrasound in trauma patients which are in use statewide. He has been the Chairperson of the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) Ultrasound Subcommittee and is the current Chair of the NSW Faculty of the ACEM as well as a member of the ACEM Council and the current chair of the ACEM Standards Committee.

Dr Joseph is an author on 19 publications, three book chapters and has given over 30 presentations at national and international Emergency and Trauma meetings. He is a section editor for Trauma for Emergency Medicine Australasia (EMA) as well as a reviewer for Injury and the Lancet.

Dr Joseph's research interests include use of Ultrasound in the Emergency Department, venous thrombo-embolic disease, the development of trauma systems, trauma resuscitation and Trauma Service Verification.

Dr Joseph is also involved in teaching emergency ultrasound to other doctors and teaches emergency medicine trainees and medical students. He has also been a supervisor for medical students doing an honours year.

Dr Joseph is currently an EMST Instructor and Course Director and is involved in the teaching of Introductory Trauma Ultrasound Courses. He is also an Instructor on the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons' Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient (CRISP) Course.

 Alicia Jackson

Trauma Services Coordinator, Royal North Shore Hospital

Alicia JacksonAlicia Jackson is Trauma Coordinator for the Trauma Service at Royal North Shore Hospital. Alicia gained her nursing qualifications in Ireland and UK before immigrating to Australia in 1982.

She has had a keen interest and involvement in Intensive Care,Critical Care and Emergency Medicine since completing her general nursing training.

Alicia has been involved in the management oftrauma patients as part of her work in Emergency Medicine since 1995and subsequently as Trauma Coordinator with the Trauma Service at RNSHsince 2000.

She was part of the team involved in developing adatabase of Clinical Indicators (outcome) of Trauma for the NSWDepartment of Health and the Institute of Trauma and InjuryManagement. She also presents at national and internationalTrauma Conferences on behalf of the RNSH Trauma Service.

Alicia has shown her keen interest and a willingness to shareher knowledge and skills by her involvement in the training of nursingand medical staff in relation to trauma management and injuryprevention, and her involvement also in community information sessionsrelating to injury prevention.

Alicia has experience as acoordinator for the EMST Course for 15 years, organizer and FacultyMember for Tiny Tots, organizer for Ultrasound Courses (Introductionand Advanced) and Faculty Member for Trauma Team Training.

 Dr Alex Naylor

Dr Alex NaylorTrauma staff specialist

 Dr Saskia Hor

Dr Saskia HorTrauma consultant

 Christine Allsopp

Christine AllsoppProject Manager ITIM

​P.A.R.T.Y. Program presenters

Presenters for the Program come from a broad range of clinical specialties including:

  • Emergency Service Workers
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Allied Health professionals
  • Researchers

All of our clinical presenters volunteer their time in the hope of reducing the death and disability associated with trauma in youth.

Depending on availability, the Program also features specially consented patients and their families in the acute phases of treatment for trauma injuries in the Intensive Care and Trauma Units of the hospital. These patients and/or their families speak to the students of the choices they or others made and the life changing consequences resulting from these choices. They answer questions students may have and form a very powerful part of the Program.

The Program is also honoured to have presenters from the Paraplegic Benefit Fund. The Paraplegic Benefit Fund represents trauma survivors who have sustained a spinal cord injury, and talk to the students about their experience of life post trauma as part of the Program.


P.A.R.T.Y. Program volunteers

P.A.R.T.Y. Program volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds but have two main things in common - they all wish to contribute to their community by volunteering their time, and they all enjoy working with young people and wish to make a difference in their lives. They have been specially selected and trained to assist the P.A.R.T.Y. Program team.

Their role is to escort the students who participate in the Program around the hospital and to assist to supervise, support and encourage them in their experience of trauma. The P.A.R.T.Y. team greatly appreciate their volunteer service and commitment to the Program and the young people who attend it.