Our “getting to know you” segment ensures PREDICT members are aware of new members, their interests and areas of expertise and where they are located. This month we introduce David Tickell from Ballarat Health Services.
“Ballarat Health Services is located 120km west of Melbourne, servicing a catchment area throughout Western Victoria of 250,000. It has 17,000 paediatric ED presentations per year, along with 250 paediatric/adolescent and 30 neonatal separations per month. It is staffed by 8 general paediatricians without dedicated paediatric ED medical staff.
Our research interests are largely smaller scale, clinically relevant projects restricted to those relevant to rural/regional general paediatrics, however we are also generally keen to involve ourselves in relevant larger multicentre studies.”