About P.A.R.T.Y. Queensland
P.A.R.T.Y. is an in-hospital injury awareness and prevention program originally established in Ontario, Canada in 1986. The program is aimed at providing teenagers with information about trauma that will enable them to recognise potential injury-producing situations, make prevention-orientated choices, and adopt behaviours that minimise unnecessary risk.
The program is designed to engage young people through use of DVD’s, PowerPoint presentations and interactive simulated clinical scenarios based on the journey of a trauma patient.
The presenters are health professionals, emergency services personnel (eg. ambulance officers), and people who have experienced trauma and survived, often with significant disabilities.
Education programs aimed at affecting behaviour change and assisting teens in identifying risks, and making better and safer choices, is a primary strategy in preventing trauma-related injuries and death in this age group.
The P.A.R.T.Y. Program commenced at the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital in April 2010 to service high school students in Brisbane. Due to the overwhelming success of the program and increased sponsorship money, the P.A.R.T.Y. Program is now available out of multiple sites across Queensland including:
- Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
- Gold Coast University Hospital
- Sunshine Coast University Hospital
- Rockhampton Hospital
- Toowoomba Hospital
- Princess Alexandra Hospital Logan Hospital
- Gympie Hospital
- Townsville Hospital
- Cairns Hospital
- Mackay Hospital