Adelaide Uni applauds Trauma Centre

Monday, 12 September 2005

A South Australian State Government plan to set up a trauma and injury recovery centre for road crash victims is to be applauded according to the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, Professor James McWha.

"The University of Adelaide's team of experts has much to offer a groundbreaking project such as the SA Centre for Trauma and Injury Recovery," says Professor McWha.

"Our world-class Medical School is home to the Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma which, besides being the major tertiary referral centre for SA and the NT, is committed to researching trauma, with a strong emphasis on outcomes of treatment.

"The internationally acclaimed Centre for Automotive Safety Research is also part of the University of Adelaide, with a team constantly working on developing our knowledge of road accident causes and effects from a variety of perspectives.

"We believe the University of Adelaide's expertise is perfectly aligned with the objectives of the SACTIR and we look forward to discussing our mutual interests with its Chairman, Greg Crafter, and the Deputy Premier, Kevin Foley."

The SA Centre for Trauma and Injury Recovery is likely to be operating before the end of the year and aims to improve the quality of life and recovery for road accident victims.


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