PARTY Program welcomes it's 13,000th student

P.A.R.T.Y program students at RPH.
July 8, 2019

Last week, the Royal Perth Hospital P.A.R.T.Y. Program welcomed their 13,000th student, from Perth Modern School.

The highly successful Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program started at RPH in 2006.

Once a week during the school year, the program invites a group of young adults aged 14 to 18 visit RPH to learn about traumatic injury. It provides practical and relevant information to young people to help identify potential injury-causing situations. The P.A.R.T.Y Program is designed to help them make informed prevention-oriented choices, and adopt behaviours and actions that minimise risk.

The group is taken through the common course of injury and treatment of someone involved in a trauma, often due to risk-taking behaviours, to completely involve the students in the experience of injury and recovery. The program includes tours of the Intensive Care Unit, the Emergency Department and Trauma Wards.

Pictured here with the school group are RPH P.A.R.T.Y. Program administrator Lilian Camilleri, Project Officer Kellie Christie, Coordinator Kath Blackman and PBF Australia Presenter Matt Naysmith.

For more information about the P.A.R.T.Y. Program, email RPHParty@health.wa.gov.au