Trauma Care in Regional, Rural and Remote Queensland grants program – three-year extension

Man and woman stand in front of banners that read "EMF". They hold between them a certificate.
MAIC Insurance Commissioner, Neil Singleton, with Dr Eleanor Kitcatt (Clinical Director at Retrieval Services Queensland) at the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) grants event.

The Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC) will extend its Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) grants partnership targeting regional, rural and remote Queensland clinicians, for the next three years. 

Commencing in 2021, the program has supported regional, rural, and remote research projects that enhance the treatment of those with traumatic injury.

Queensland Compulsory Third Party (CTP) scheme data reveals that while crashes in regional, rural and remote areas happen less frequently, when they do they often result in more serious injuries, as reflected in higher-than-average claim costs.

MAIC Insurance Commissioner Neil Singleton said a dedicated stream of funding for regional, rural and remote areas improved equity in healthcare.

“Given Queensland’s vast geographic spread, road trauma patients in rural and remote areas often need to be transferred to metropolitan hospitals, which can delay or complicate their treatment and recovery,” Mr Singleton said.

“It is critical that emergency teams in these areas are equipped and empowered to explore improvements in local clinical care so patients can be treated close to home, reducing transport costs and above all – saving lives.

“MAIC is proud to be working with EMF in supporting these important clinician-led research projects to enhance clinician expertise and improve patient care and outcomes.”

Find out more at EMF » Trauma Care in Regional, Rural and Remote Queensland (

Last modified 13 May 2024


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