Our Services

Welcome to the Trauma and Acute Care Surgery unit, a leading provider of high-quality surgical care in Southwest Sydney.

Our unit is dedicated to providing comprehensive and expert surgical services to severely injured or critically ill emergency general surgery patients. Our team of highly trained and experienced consultants is focused on delivering the highest level of patient care and is dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes for our patients. We offer a range of surgical services, including Trauma Surgery, Emergency General Surgery, and Elective General Surgery. See the specific pages for more information regarding the clinical services our unit is proud to provide.

Mission Statement

At the TACS Unit, quality patient care is our priority. We are a recognised leader in trauma and emergency surgical care.



TACS Journal Club recorded sessions (private)


Guidelines & algorithms



surgical trainees

Junior Medical Officers

Medical Students

trauma and acute care surgery

Paitent information

Dr Valerie Malka is the Director of the Trauma and Acute Care Surgical Unit at Liverpool Hospital. She was the previous Director of Trauma Services at Westmead Hospital for over a decade. She is an EMST Director and DSTC Instructor with a great passion for trauma and acute care surgery. With special interests in education and quality assurance she has worked extensively in patient safety and the maintenance of ethics in healthcare. Valerie has worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross and the International Rescue Committee and holds a Diploma in International Humanitarian Assistance from Geneva University and a Master’s Degree in International Public Health with a major in Humanitarian Law. She also holds a Master’s degree in Journalism and works freelance writing medical, health and wellbeing articles.