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Study reveals the high cost of keeping patients in Emergency Departments. https://www.southwestsydneyresearch.org.au/the-high-cost-of-keeping-patients-in-ed/

TAKING A BREAK? | @NSWHealth have public COVID-19 Clinics up and running across NSW. You can find them all here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/covid-19/Pages/clinics.aspx

"Until we can vaccinate at least 70 per cent of people with an effective vaccine, we will continue to walk a tightrope."

@UNSWMedicine's Prof Raina MacIntyre on why we cannot be complacent about #COVID19 and the "long, bumpy road ahead." https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw-should-be-worried-but-not-not-just-by-the-risk-of-transmission-from-victoria-20200703-p558r1.html

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06.03.2020

Research into women’s health: a priority in South West Sydney

The challenge of research is making sure it is impactful, can be translated into the community, and that also hasn’t been done before. The researchers at Western Sydney University have certainly risen to that challenge. For women of South West Sydney, that means better programs and improved health outcomes.   Obesity and breast cancer screening:…

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21.02.2020

Breaking down the stigma of animal research

The first thing that Alison Richards, Ingham Institute’s Research Support Officer, noticed when she drove into the city of Denver in Colorado, USA, were the flags adorning each street pole. What made these flags so interesting to Alison was they were promoting the animal research conference that she was there to attend. Alison explains that…

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31.01.2020

Research helping staff feel safe in emergency departments

Feeling safe in ED Changing the way things are done in hospitals can be challenging but when change is supported by quality research, the transition can be a successful one. This has certainly been the case for South Western Sydney Local Health District’s ‘Feeling Safe in ED’ project which has caught the attention of other local…

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24.01.2020

Liverpool Innovation Precinct will turn ideas into reality

Imagine a place where people in South West Sydney come together to talk about their ideas: a place that harnesses their knowledge and experience with the ultimate aim of generating innovation. And most importantly, a place where the goal of innovation is to improve the health of the local community and beyond. This “place” is…

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17.01.2020

Campbelltown to receive its own medical research centre

Campbelltown’s most pressing health conditions will form the basis of research at the newly-announced Macarthur Medical Research Centre. Western Sydney University welcomed a generous donation from the Lang Walker Family who will contribute up to $26 million to the university towards building the research centre. Housing researchers from foundational partners including South Western Sydney Local…

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06.12.2019

SAFEWARDS: Improving safety in mental health wards

Working in a mental health inpatient unit can be challenging. Faced with conflict, distress and even aggression, staff sometimes need to use methods such as transferring patients to a more secure unit, restraint or seclusion. However, the implementation of the research-based SAFEWARDS program aims to reduce the use of these methods to make mental health…

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