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BDHP welcomes MRFF health strategy and priorities

December 13, 2016 in

Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners has welcomed the Medical Research Future Fund’s (MRFF) Strategy and Priorities, saying it should lead to better health outcomes for local communities.

Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners participated in the development of the Strategy and Priorities through the submission process earlier this year, focusing on the contribution Advanced Health Research Centres could make to Australia’s health outcomes.

Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners Board Chair Professor David Siddle said the organisation applauded both the strategic approach taken by the Advisory Board and the breadth of the platforms that have been outlined. BDHP was especially pleased to see reference to working with Advanced Health Research and Translation Centres (AHRTCs) in the Priorities.

“The inclusion of AHRTCs in the Trials and Translation Priority recognises the importance of integration of research, education and clinical care to deliver quality health outcomes for communities,” Professor Siddle said.

“Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners is a partnership of eight of Queensland’s leading hospital and health services, universities and research institutes with a primary objective to deliver solutions to health issues affecting thousands of Queenslanders,” he said.

“There are many touch points for Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners in these Priorities; we concentrate on increasing collaboration across professions and health disciplines, sharing and management for key health and research data, and streamlining research ethics and governance to enhance the translation of ideas from bench to bedside.

“Congratulations to the Advisory Board and to Chair Professor Ian Frazer on this documentation and process and we look forward to the outcomes in health across Queensland.”

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Media contact: Angela Reed, (t) 07 3443 8059

Background

Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners is a partnership between eight of Queensland’s leading health, education and research institutes. Our purpose is to integrate innovative research with clinical care and educate to deliver quality healthcare to Queenslanders. We are working together to fast track research into better patient care in seven key areas: chronic disease and ageing; cancer; brain and mental health; maternal and child health; trauma, critical care and recovery; immunity, inflammation and infection; evidence and innovation into clinical care. Our partners are Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Children Health Queensland Hospital and Health Service, Mater Health Services, The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Translational Research Institute, and QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute.

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