The dates for the 2018 bstreetsmart program will be confirmed in February 2018. Please check the website then.

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I attended the bStreetsmart event today along with my school, MET Oatlands.

I just wanted to say thank you for the awesome job you did. The day was excellent. Crash scene was very realistic and survivors stories very stirring.

Thanks for organising this great event! It was a job very well done.

 



WOW! WOW! WOW!

 

Thank you for having us attend the BSTREET SMART program today. I can't put into words how powerful all the demonstrations and speakers were.

This is so well put together and I am so pleased 100 of our students were able to attend.

 

Thank you so much!

 

Excellent! and so important.

 



Thank you for organising such a wonderful and powerful event.



School Information

For the last twelve years, Westmead Hospital has held bstreetsmart ( previously known as the Youth and Road Trauma Forum.)This injury prevention program is open to students in years 10 to 12 in all government and non‐government high schools in NSW and the ACT. The Forum is held at the Qudos Bank Arena, Olympic Park Boulevard, Olympic Park. Over 19,500 students from 212 high schools attended in 2017 . Evaluations of both students and teachers have received the event very positively with many schools attending consecutive years.

bstreetsmart is held because our youth are being severely injured and killed due to potentially preventable road crashes. The NSW statistics for 2016 for 17‐25 year olds, had 78 fatalities and 2479  injured. These young people hold only 14% of licenses, but they are involved in 21% of fatal crashes. Westmead Hospital's Trauma Service is committed to decreasing these numbers.

The Forum provides students who are most at risk, a realistic look at the trauma caused by road crashes and gives them information and strategies in an attempt to reduce serious injuries and deaths. The Forum's contents and structure aim's to treat young people as adults allowing them freedom to choose from a range of interactive exhibits.

bstreetsmart  dates for 2018 will be confirmed in February 2018. Schools are encouraged to book in early

The cost is $5.00 per student + GST

It is open to all high schools throughout NSW & the ACT and each school attends for only one of those days though if large numbers from one school are attending please feel free to book over 2 days. The venue is held at the Qudos Bank Arena , Homebush Bay, Sydney, The day will include an exciting combination of demonstrations, crash dynamics and rescue, vehicle stopping distances and active exhibits. The forum will include displays relating to youth trauma and safety from:

  • Westmead Hospital's Emergency Department and Intensive Care Unit
  • Brain Injury Unit and Synapse
  • Organ and Tissue Donation & Transplant Australia
  • Centre for addiction medicine WSLHD 
  • The NSW Police
  • Fire and Rescue NSW
  • NSW Ambulance Service 
  • Careflight
  • NSW Centre for Road Safety and Crash Lab
  • St John Ambulance Australia (NSW)
  • State Emergency Service
  • Wheelchair Sports NSW
  • L Trent Driving School  
  • Solo Ready Next Gen.Driving School
  • Brainarium WSLHD 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The aim is to help young people make decisions that reduce their risk of being involved in a crash.

Westmead Hospital hopes that your school is interested in participating. Due to the large numbers attending, it is advisable to book your school in now. Please feel free to contact The Trauma Service at Westmead Hospital for more information or to book your school into the Forum call 88907072.

Yours sincerely

Stephanie Wilson Westmead Hospital Trauma Clinical Nurse Consultant

Julie Seggie Westmead Hospital Trauma Coordinator