P.A.R.T.Y. Program wins another award!

PARTY program team at award's night
P.A.R.T.Y team members Kellie Christie, Lilian Camilleri and Kath Blackman with the Road Safety Commission’s Roger Farley.
December 4, 2020

Congratulations to the Royal Perth Hospital’s P.A.R.T.Y. Program for yet another big award win!

The outstanding program won the Insurance Commission of Western Australia Regional Safety Award at the 2020 Western Australian Regional Achievement and Community Awards Gala Presentation Dinner held at Hyatt Regency Perth last night.

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program provides high schoolers with a simulation of a trauma patient’s experience from the Emergency Department, through to the Intensive Care Unit and Trauma Unit at RPH. Participants are enabled to recognise risks, make informed choices, and learn about potential traumatic consequences.

The judging panel stated P.A.R.T.Y was “a proven program for young people which is dependent on funding and resource allocation, but continues to grow and provide good results for attendees.”

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program started in the Perth metro area and is expanding throughout WA and now has sites in Albany, Bunbury, Busselton, Geraldton Katanning and Kalgoorlie. A second metropolitan site at St. John of God Midland Public Hospital makes the program more accessible to schools in the Wheatbelt.

The P.A.R.T.Y. Program is a collaboration between EMHS staff and volunteers from across WA, with the Road Safety Commission being a significant supporter of the program for many years.

Congratulate everyone involved in the program.