We are thrilled to see $218 million will be invested in Australia’s translational health research centres as part of the Federal Government’s 2019-2020 Budget. The money, to be provided over the next ten years will help the centre accelerate the transition of evidence into practice to improve the health and well-being of regional, rural and remote communities.
Director, Professor Christine Jorm says research translation centres help ensure clinicians integrate best evidence into patient care and assist researchers to provide the kinds of local evidence clinicians need.
“Without translational research, the benefit of investment in biomedical research is reduced, but this funding for the national translational centres means the community will benefit more and sooner. We build collaborations between clinicians, researchers and communities”. Professor Jorm said.
In the next two years our work includes developing a general practice research network and investing in end of life and palliative care research.
The Board Chair and Hunter New England Health Chief Executive, Michael DiRienzo says the early work being undertaken by the Partners is exciting.
‘Ten years of funding now guarantees sustainable impact and long-term improvement in patient outcomes,’ he said.
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