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The Trauma Team Leader Program, under the leadership of Dr. Joe Haegert (RCH Emergency), has been operating at RCH since October of 2004. This program provides for a dedicated trauma physician on call to the Emergency Department 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Presently the group consists of selected members of the Emergency Department staff, and general surgeons but we are always looking to involve other interested physicians within the hospital with trauma expertise.

TTL physicians are specialist in the care of the trauma patient, have been certified in ATLS during their training, and participate regularly in the trauma rounds and educational sessions offered at RCH.

Presently, the TTL schedule works on two 12 hour shifts per day, from 07:30 to 19:30, and 19:30 - 07:30. Commonly, one physician takes call for the full 24 hours.

For more information on the TTL program, please contact Dr. Joe Haegert through RCH Emergency (604) 520-4000.