Paediatric Trauma Service

In Queensland, the Queensland Children’s Hospital (QCH) is the only dedicated Major Trauma Centre (MTC) dedicated to treating children. Trauma management involves:

  • injury prevention
  • clinical care
  • communication
  • quality management
  • education
  • leadership
  • research.

We provide a consultancy service to all trauma patients (admitted for more than 24 hours) and their families. We also provide a liaison service between the treating medical teams and allied health professionals. The service coordinates the care of approximately 900 trauma admissions (of greater than 24 hours) each year.

Who can access this service?

The Paediatric Trauma Service is involved with the care of trauma admissions from birth to a child’s 16th birthday.

Catchment area

This service is available to children living in Queensland and Northern New South Wales.

Do I need a referral?

You do not need a formal referral to access this service.

How do I get a referral?

Referrals are made to specific sub-specialties e.g. Paediatric Surgery, Orthopaedics, Neurosurgery. The Paediatric Trauma service is involved in the care of patients admitted for greater than 24 hours.

Information for health professionals

Referral instructions

Urgent referrals
Contact the relevant specialist via the hospital switchboard.
t: 07 3068 1111

Useful links

Kidsafe Queensland

Our team

Director of Trauma

Professor Roy Kimble MBChB, FRCSP, FRACS

Deputy Director of Trauma

Dr Christine Smith

Senior Medical Officers

A/Prof Peter Borzi FRCS, FRACS
Dr Christopher Bourke FRACS (Gen), FRACS (Paed)
Dr Kelvin Choo FRACS
Dr Craig McBride FRACS
Dr Bhavesh Patel FRACS
Dr David Winkle FRACS (Urol)

Trauma Nurse Manager

Tona Gillen

Data Manager

Lauren Harvey

Trauma Family Support Nurse Navigator

Kate Trenoweth

Trauma Family Support Social Worker

Antonia Solomon

Contact details

t: 07 3068 1111 (hospital switchboard)

Operating hours

24 hours a day, seven days a week.