Royal Perth Hospital P.A.R.T.Y. Program welcomes 12000th student

Royal Perth Hospital PARTY program welcomes, 12,000th student participant
August 17, 2018

This week, the Royal Perth Hospital P.A.R.T.Y. Program welcomed their 12000th student, from John Curtin College of the Arts.

The highly successful Prevent Alcohol and Risk-related Trauma in Youth (P.A.R.T.Y.) Program is a licensed program and became operational at RPH in 2006.

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

In order to completely involve the students in the experience of injury and recovery, the group is taken through the common course of injury and treatment of someone involved in a trauma, often due to risk-taking behaviours. 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 administrators Phil Growcott, Lilian Camilleri, Coordinator Kath Blackman, Project Officer Kellie Christie and PBF Australia Presenter Matt Naysmith.

If you'd like to know more about the P.A.R.T.Y. Program, email RPHParty@health.wa.gov.au