The Victorian State Trauma System (VSTS) facilitates the management and treatment of major trauma patients in Victoria.
The VSTS is one of the most highly regarded trauma systems in the world. It has world-leading facilities and clinicians who provide excellence in care and research.
About the Victorian State Trauma System
The Victorian State Trauma System has made significant improvement in major trauma patient care, including lower mortality rates.
State Trauma Committee
The State Trauma Committee advises the Minister for Health and the Department of Health & Human Services on the Victorian State Trauma System.
Definition of major trauma
The Victorian State Trauma Registry has identified the injuries that fulfill the criteria of major trauma.
Metropolitan trauma services
Trauma services in metropolitan Melbourne are categorised into three levels of care: Major Trauma Services, Metropolitan Trauma Services and Metropolitian Primary Care Services.
Regional and rural trauma services
Victorian regional and rural trauma services are categorised into Regional Trauma Services, Urgent Care Services and Primary Care Services.
Trauma triage and transfer guidelines
Victorian trauma triage guidelines provide direction and criteria for all health workers involved in assessing major trauma patients.
Ladder safety matters
The Department of Health and Human Services and Consumer Affairs Victoria have joined a national campaign to reduce serious injury from domestic ladder falls.
Victorian State Trauma Registry
The Victorian State Trauma Registry monitors the performance and effectiveness of the Victorian State Trauma System.
Clinical trauma advice and retrieval of trauma patients
Specialist services for adult and child trauma patients provide advice, care coordination, referral and retrieval services to assist treating clinicians.
Reviewed 05 October 2015