About Our Sponsors
The Trauma Service Westmead Hospital
P.O. Box 533
“We strive to reconnect the lives of those most at risk within our community, those affected by a Brain Disorder”.
Nation-wide Synapse seeks to focus both government and public support to realise funding for the development of highly specialist services in the areas of accommodation, education, training and other individualised support programs for people affected by Brain Disorder (such as Brain Injury, Stroke or other diseases/genetic disorders of the brain).
To ensure this happens, we have developed the necessary services and resources to support those seeking assistance to achieve their goals.
Our objective is to see specialist and individualised services made available to all in need; no matter where they live, or the culture they belong to.
Synapse does this by providing a range of different programs and services including;
- Information & Referral
- Specialist Disability Accommodation Services
- Individual & Systemic Advocacy
- Support Services Coordination
- Education & Training
- Reconnections Program (social connections/peer-to-peer networks)
- Support to access the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
Ready to connect with Synapse?
P 1800 673 074
F +61 2 9868 5619
Solo Ready Driving School
Solo Ready Driving School is dedicated to changing the way learners master driving skills and become calm, confident and safer drivers for everyone, for life.
We founded Solo Ready based on proven research that collaborative learning is the most effective learn-to-drive method available. Our unique blended learning approach combines expert in-car driving lessons with our world-first Licence Ready Learning App. This ground breaking App provides learners, supervising drivers and driving instructors with a single source of the most accurate up-to-date theory. As a result, learner drivers can interact 24/7 in a collaborative manner to learn more, faster and correctly.
Woolworths Petrol is part of the Woolworths retailing group and from it’s inception in 1996 has grown to operate over 430 Sites nationally. Our journey began in Dubbo NSW where the first petrol site was opened in the car park of the local supermarket – we call this a Pay Point site. From 1996 to 2000, we continued to build and open Pay Point sites across the country. In 2000, Woolworths identified the opportunity to expand in the retail petroleum business and we began to build larger petrol sites known as convenience sites. Although convenience sites are not located in supermarkets car parks they are generally close to a Woolworths supermarket. We have consistently opened at least 20 new petrol sites each year for the last 5 years and we plan to continue this level of growth for the foreseeable future.
Agency for Clinical Innovation/Institute of Trauma and Injury Management
The Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI) works with clinicians, consumers and managers to design and promote better healthcare for NSW. Our Clinical Networks, Taskforces and Institutes provide a unique forum for people to collaborate to develop successful healthcare innovations. The Institute of Trauma and Injury Management (ITIM) coordinates and supports the NSW trauma system to achieve better outcomes for trauma patients across NSW.
Transurban is an Australian owned toll road owner and operator with interests in NSW, Victoria, Queensland and the United States.
Our goal is to provide quicker, safer and smoother travel for our customers.
Transurban owns or operates seven motorways in Sydney including:
- Hills M2 Motorway
- Lane Cove Tunnel
- Cross City Tunnel
- Eastern Distributor
- M5 South West Motorway
- Westlink M7
- NorthConnex (currently under construction)
Transurban also provides tolling and account services through Roam Express.
NSW State Emergency Service
The NSW State Emergency Service (SES) is an emergency and rescue service dedicated to assisting the community. It is made up almost entirely of volunteers, with 228 units located throughout New South Wales. The units comprise of approximately 10,000 volunteer members, who are easily identified by their distinctive orange overalls.
While our major responsibilities are for flood and storm operations, the SES also provides the majority of general rescue effort in the rural parts of the state. This includes road accident rescue, vertical rescue, bush search and rescue, evidence searches (both metropolitan and rural) and other forms of specialist rescue that may be required due to local threats. Volunteers in a number of isolated communities have been trained as Community First Responders by the Ambulance Service of New South Wales. The Service’s trained rescuers also support the full-time emergency services during major disasters.
The SES also assists other emergency services when they are performing major operations. These services include the NSW Police Force, the NSW Rural Fire Service , the Fire and Rescue NSW and the Ambulance Service of NSW.
LTrent Driving School
LTrent is Australia’s premier driving school and prides itself on being able to successfully provide young drivers with the skills and knowledge to become safe drivers. LTrent was established in 1970 and now has over 100 driver trainers across Sydney and the Illawarra. Trent’s involvement in road safety spans from practical driving lessons to high school classroom presentations. LTrent sees that it is their responsibility to ensure that all students are taught to drive correctly and safely so that they are equipped to survive on the roads.
Fire & Rescue NSW
Fire & Rescue NSW (FRNSW) is one of the world’s largest urban fire and rescue services, that manage fire emergencies in NSW’s major cities and towns. FRNSW respond to rescues, hazardous materials incidents and possible terrorism activities across the State. FRNSW work with other government agencies to minimise the impact of bushfires, storms, floods, landslides, building collapses, motor vehicle accidents and other emergencies. In 2010 Fire and Rescue NSW attended over ten thousand motor vehicle rescues across NSW.
FRNSW also run prevention and preparedness programs such as the RescuED road safety program which is aimed at reducing the number of young people injured and killed on NSW roads.
FRNSW has been presenting RescuED to NSW High School students since 2006.Since then the program has been presented on 838 occasions to over sixty two thousand students in NSW Secondary Schools.
FRNSW have supported the bstreetsmart ‘Youth and Road Trauma Forum’ since it’s inception in 2006. The forum is a logical extension of RescuED where we reach an estimated 3500 students per day over three (3) days.
Westmead Hospital Emergency Department
Westmead Hospital is a tertiary referral hospital in western Sydney and is part of the largest hospital complex in the southern hemisphere. With over 800 beds, it is a level 1 trauma centre and provides expertise in all fields of medical care, serving a population of over 1.5 million people. Westmead is also a major teaching hospital of the University of Sydney.
Westmead’s Emergency Department is one of the busiest in Australia with a diverse casemix and high acuity patient load. The ED sees over 58,000 adult patients annually and is supported by specialist services including 24/7 interventional cardiology, trauma, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery and toxicology.
At Westmead Emergency, we strive to provide our patients with timely and effective emergency care, in a compassionate and ethical manner. Our goal is to maintain standards in clinical excellence and a safe environment for patients, friends & relatives and staff. We are dedicated to education and research in emergency medicine and advancement of our critical care specialty.
At Westmead Emergency, it is our job to look after our patients. The role of our Emergency Department is to assess and diagnose sick and injured adults. We are an entry portal into the hospital where the most critically ill patients in Western Sydney are managed by a world-reputed team of health care professionals.
When you arrive at Westmead Emergency, you will be looked after by a team of doctors, nurses and support staff working around the clock and striving to deliver a world class emergency health service.
Westmead Hospital Brain Injury Unit Think Twice program
The Westmead BIRS THiNK TWiCE community education team was established in 2000 as an initiative of the Brain Injury Outreach Team. The programme provides community education sessions about the causes and results of traumatic brain injury, featuring a team of guest speakers who have themselves sustained a traumatic brain injury.
Young people in our community are at the greatest risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury, especially on the road and community interest in injury prevention programmes targeting young drivers has never been higher. However participating in THiNK TWiCE is also a positive & meaningful activity for young people who have sustained a brain injury. It provides real life opportunities for them to develop & practice skills in a functional context and is therefore an effective component of community rehabilitation for some individuals.
The THiNK TWiCE community education team is very proud of our team of volunteer speakers and the standard of their presentations. The commitment of time and enthusiasm from our speakers is inspiring!
We appreciate the support received from our donors and management in allowing us to continue the work of community education whilst providing our speakers with a valued and valuable role in society.
Since 1986 CareFlight, a not-for-profit charity, has provided the people of NSW with one of the world’s most advanced and medically proficient rapid response emergency helicopter and medical retrieval services. CareFlight doctors are trained in critical care medicine to deliver pre-hospital emergency care to patients of all ages, wherever they may be located. CareFlight doctors use Ambulance Service Helicopters, CareFlight Helicopters, Road Ambulances, Air Ambulances or Medi-jets and respond any hour of the day, any day of the year. More that 25,000 patients have been treated and transported in the past 25 years.
The NSW Ambulance is an integral and dynamic part of the New South Wales health system and the third largest ambulance service in the world. We are committed to providing high quality clinical care and health related transport services to the people of NSW. On average our paramedics respond to a call for help every 27 seconds.
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St John Ambulance Australia (NSW)
First aid is what you do in the critical moments before professional help arrives. It empowers you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to make a difference in an emergency and give a fighting chance to a seriously injured person.
St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) is a self-funded, charitable organisation committed to first aid. Whether it is training people in first aid or delivering first aid services at community and sporting events, we are passionate about saving lives. In Australia for more than 125 years, the St John of today is a modern organization where the practice of first aid by our 3,500 volunteers in NSW alone make our courses and kits the most tested in the market.
Learning to drive? Learn first aid.
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Centre for Road Safety, Transport for NSW
The NSW Centre for Road Safety is dedicated to improving road safety; reducing fatalities and serious injuries on NSW roads through the development of best practice, evidence based policies and strategies.
The Centre for Road Safety, which is part of Transport for NSW, develops policies to guide the development of safer roads, to influence road user behaviour and to promote safer vehicles and the uptake of safety technology.
A focus of the Centre for Road Safety is addressing speeding on NSW Roads. Speeding accounts for around 40 per cent of the annual road toll, and costs the community around $1.7 billion each year.
The Centre is also looking at emerging road safety technologies for vehicles, such as intelligent speed adaptation devices and engineering solutions such as wire rope barriers. It is working closely with interstate and national bodies to drive national improvements in areas such as Australian Design Rule changes, road rules and safety classifications for vehicles.
Wheelchair Sports NSW Roadshow
The Wheelchair Sports NSW Roadshow program is innovative, thought provoking and interactive. Our presenters give school students a powerful talk on the consequences of taking risks by using personal stories, followed by a game of wheelchair basketball. It also gives students an understanding of disability sport and the “abilities” of people with a disability.
Saving lives through education and discussion
DonateLife NSW is proud to support the bstreetsmart ‘Youth Road Trauma Forum’. We strongly encourage safe driver education for our young people in NSW and we also encourage them to have a family discussion about organ and tissue donation; to make known their wishes and find out about the wishes of those close to them.
Organ and tissue donation from deceased donors provides life saving opportunities for seriously ill people in NSW who need an organ transplant.
We thank the generosity of the people of NSW for organ and tissue donation. The donors and their families show the best of the human spirit in providing a life transforming legacy to change the lives of up to ten people for organ donation and many more for tissue donation.
The National Authority for Organ and Tissue Donation has sponsored our participation in 2010 and 2011 and Organ Donation nurse specialists have been involved for many years in this wonderful initiative to save young lives through education and discussion.
NSW Police Force
Crime Prevention Officers
Crime Prevention Officers assist local area commanders to develop and implement operational programs and work with other police liaison officers. Some of the other officers who CPOs work closely with are youth liaison officers and school liaison officers.
We also liaise with local schools and councils.
Inform the public about personal safety and property security. Promote awareness and understanding of community safety and crime prevention issues within the community.
We also support victims of crime by conducting security and safety assessments and suggest treatments to reduce repeat victimisation.
The role of the NSW Police Highway Patrol is to target and reduce road trauma, allow the free movement of traffic and people and focus on road safety initiatives. The Highway Patrol encourage safer road user behaviour and compliance with traffic laws through high visibility policing utilising both marked and unmarked police vehicles as well as other specialist equipment. The specialist equipment used by the Highway Patrol includes:
- Mobile Radar Units
- Lidar Laser Units
- Handheld Breath Testing Devices
- Purpose built Breath Testing Trucks
- Purpose built Drug Testing Buses
- In Car Video Systems
The Highway Patrol work in close conjunction with Road and Maritime Services, Motor Accidents Authority, Local Councils, Road Safety Councils and various other Government Organisations to promote safer road behaviour.
Crash Investigation Unit
Trauma Service Westmead Hospital
Westmead Trauma Centre is one of Australia’s largest and busiest Trauma Centres with over 3100 admissions per year. It has a well-established Trauma Registry with over 59,500 patients and a well organised system of trauma care.
Westmead Hospital has for over 25 years clearly proven its commitment to improving and advancing trauma care, both for the people of Western Sydney and farther afield by providing ongoing education with lectures, tutorials, conferences and support as a center for advice, referrals and transfers.
It provides all facets of trauma care encompassing the prehospital phase and triage, acute hospital care and specialised rehabilitation. It is now becoming a leader in Public and Community Education, promoting awareness of Trauma Management and Injury Prevention.