History of ITIM

The Greater Metropolitan Services Implementation Group (GMSIG) recommended the establishment of a virtual Trauma Institute in their June 2001 Report. NSW Health established an Executive Committee to progress this recommendation over a three-month period. In December 2001, the Executive Committee presented a report to the then Minister for Health, the Hon. Craig Knowles MP. In January 2002, an interim secretariat was established by seconding or employing staff on a consultancy basis to ensure the Institute was operational within the recommended time frame.

On 16th May 2002, the Health Minister formally announced the establishment of the newly named NSW Institute of Trauma and Injury Management (ITIM) with recurrent annual funding of $1 million, to be led by Professor Danny Cass as Director and Patricia McDougall as the Executive Manager.

On 1st July 2010 Dr. Peter Clark was appointed the Clinical Director of ITIM.

In November 2012, NSW ITIM transitioned to become part of the Agency for Clinical Innovation (ACI), residing within the Surgery, Anaesthesia and Critical Care portfolio. This transition included a move of the secretariat offices of ITIM to those of ACI in Chatswood.

In May 2013, ITIM farewelled Patricia McDougall as the Executive Manager. Christine Lassen was appointed as the Manager of ITIM.

In November 2013, Dr Oran Rigby was appointed the Clinical Director of ITIM.  

In November 2016, Dr Michael Dinh was appointed the Clinical Director of ITIM.

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