Trauma and Retrieval is the speciality of Dr Bill Griggs, who is Director of Trauma Services and Senior Consultant (Intensive Care, Retrieval Services and Anaesthesia) at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He is senior lecturer at three universities (Griffith, Otago, and Adelaide), and with the South Australia Ambulance Service and St John Ambulance Australia.
Dr Griggs serves our nation as a Wing Commander in the RAAF Specialist Reserve (Medical). He saw active service in the Gulf War, attached to the United States Navy Hospital Ship Comfort, and was honoured by the United States Navy with a Unit Commendation.
In September 1999 Bill Griggs was deployed to East Timor as part of INTERFET and was based in Dili, where he was Regimental Medical Officer for 5 Aviation Regiment.