2015 Heartfelt Dinner
BTCCRC is the first research centre of its type in Australia. It was established in 2004 in response to the Bali bombings, when many of the victims were airlifted to RBWH for treatment. The devastation of this event gained national and international attention for burns victims and highlighted the critical need to improve the treatment and outcomes of burnt and critically ill patients. The response from the critical care, burns, emergency medicine and anesthetics teams of the RBWH and University of Queensland (UQ) emphasized not only the outstanding skill but also expertise we possess in this area.
Since then, the research at BTCCRC has expanded remarkably and has continued to extend its collaborations nationally and internationally. As a direct result of research conducted to date, RBWH is now the leading hospital in the world in terms of burns survival rates and its ICU is one of the top three in Australia.