Sydney is one of the leading public health districts in Australia. It is known for excellence in healthcare.
It is home to world-renowned hospitals Royal Prince Alfred and Concord Repatriation General, as well as Sydney Dental, Balmain and Canterbury Hospitals. Clinical services include Aboriginal Health, Allied, Drug, Oral, Community, Population and Mental Health as well as BreastScreen NSW, Thomas Walker Hospital and Tresillian Family Care Centres. Our Clinical Streams include Aged Care, Rehabilitation and General Medicine, Cancer Services, Cardiovascular, Critical Care, Gastro and Liver, Medical Imaging, Neurosciences, Bone and Joint, Plastics and Trauma Surgery and Women’s Health, Neonatology and Paediatrics.
The district hosts world-leading biomedical, clinical, health services and public health research. The District has a strong role as a provider of education to clinicians and managers. The District has many leading clinicians, researchers, research institutes and research centres contributing to the translation of research into innovative, evidence-based practice.
Sydney Local Health District hosts an annual Innovation and Research Symposium to foster partnerships, networking and collaboration among its staff, stakeholders and healthcare community.
Northern Sydney Local Health District provides a diverse range of services from many different facilities. The District operates public hospitals including Royal North Shore, Ryde, Hornsby, Mona Vale, Manly Hospital and Macquarie Hospital. It also has 19 community health centres, 25 early childhood centres and other facilities including aged care and community mental health.
In addition to providing care to almost one million residents in Northern Sydney the District also operates state-wide services in areas including: major trauma, spinal cord injury, severe burns and neonatal intensive care.
Western Sydney Local Health District (WSLHD) is responsible for providing primary and secondary health care for people living in the Auburn, Blacktown, The Hills Shire, Holroyd and Parramatta Local Government Areas and tertiary care to residents of the Greater Western Region. It also provides tertiary care for people from across New South Wales, and in particular regional areas, as well as treating patients in search of specialised treatments like cancer care.
Western Sydney Local Health District's major facilities include Auburn, Cumberland, Blacktown, Mount Druitt and Westmead hospitals. It also works with partners to deliver health services, and universities and educational and training services to undertake research.
The Children's Hospital at Westmead, part of the Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, treats 80,000 sick and injured children each year. It is the largest paediatric centre in NSW and provides care for children from NSW, Australia and across the Pacific Rim. The Hospital's clinical expertise, community education, advocacy for improved child health and ground-breaking research into childhood illnesses make it a world-class institution.
Established in 1850 as Australia's first university, today the University of Sydney is one of the world's leading comprehensive research and teaching institutions, ranked in the top 50 in the QS World University Rankings.
Its diverse community of more than 60,000 students and 6400 academic staff showcases the best of Australian innovation and research on the international stage.
The University of Sydney is a world-renowned research institution, with 100 percent of its research ranked at world standard or above by the Australian Government. Since 2011 the University of Sydney has invested almost $1.7 billion in interdisciplinary research, and plans to triple its current research investment to $150 million annually by 2020, to enable its staff to improve the lives of everyone.
The ANZAC Research Institute's vision is to provide leadership and excellence in health and medical research activities throughout Australia, with a focus on aging, to improve the future health and medical care for the Australasian community. In so doing, the Institute will provide a lasting legacy to the veterans and their families who have created the society we have today.
The ANZAC Research Institute aims to co-ordinate the highest quality innovative research at all levels from public and population health, to clinical research, molecular physiology as well as cell and molecular biology.
The Asbestos Diseases Research Institute (ADRI), established by the Asbestos Diseases Research Foundation, is a charitable, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting the world's first stand-alone research facility focused on asbestos-related cancer. ADRI is located in the Bernie Banton Centre, named in honour of the late asbestos diseases campaigner, Bernie Banton.
ADRI comprises of a multidisciplinary team of scientists, including oncology-oriented clinicians, epidemiologists, molecular biologists, quality-of-life researchers and experts in biotechnology.
Encompassing professional and community education and promoting the significance of asbestos-related health issues amongst opinion leaders, the ADRI places a strong emphasis on achieving practical benefits for people affected by or at risk of asbestos-related diseases.
The Centenary Institute is a world-leading independent Medical Research Institute. Its strength is in uncovering disease mechanisms and applying this knowledge to improve diagnostics and treatments for patients and find cures for some of the most chronic diseases affecting today's society. The Centenary Institute focuses its research efforts in three key areas: cancer, inflammation and cardiovascular disease.
The Children's Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is dedicated to advancing the treatment and prevention of childhood diseases, so every child has the opportunity for a healthy start to life. CMRI was Australia's first paediatric medical research facility and pioneered microsurgery, immunisations against lethal childhood illnesses and care for premature babies, all of which has improved the lives of countless Australian children over the last 58 years. Today, CMRI is the site of world-leading research in areas such as cancer, neurobiology, embryology and gene therapy.
The mission of the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse is to improve the quality of life of cancer patients, carers and their families by advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure and prevention of the disease. The Chris O'Brien Lifehouse is an integrated and focused centre of excellence, offering everything a cancer patient needs in one place, including advanced onco-surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, research, education, complementary therapies and psychosocial support.
The George Institute for Global Health is a global, not-for-profit health and medical research organisation, affiliated with leading academic partners, with major centres in Australia, China, India and the United Kingdom. Its research is helping people all over the world to lead healthier lives, be it by transforming the way healthcare is delivered or by identifying the most effective, safe and affordable ways to prevent and treat chronic disease and injury. The George Institute is at the forefront of finding healthcare solutions with a single goal in mind: to improve the lives of millions of people around the world, today and in the future.
The Heart Research Institute is a world-class research institute and a hub for scientific excellence in cardiovascular research. Its scientists are focused on understanding the causes and complications of cardiovascular disease and are at the forefront of conducting innovative research to prevent, detect and treat the world's number one killer - cardiovascular disease.
As one of the largest medical research institutes in Australia, the Westmead Institute for Medical Research brings together many disciplines and skills to improve the health and well-being of people in the Western Sydney region and beyond. Its vision is to attract great minds to do great research which is translated to improve health for patients and communities.
Its researchers are world leaders in breast and ovarian cancer, melanoma and leukaemia, diabetes, major infectious diseases including HIV; autoimmune diseases including multiple sclerosis; kidney, liver, heart, respiratory and eye diseases; mental health and neuroscience.
The Woolcock Institute of Medical Research strives to improve the respiratory and sleep health of Australians through world-class research, care and education. Its team of 200 medical researchers is dedicated to investigating the causes of disease, finding better treatments and translating their discoveries into new clinical practice. The Institute is determined that its work creates a better life for people living with lung conditions and sleep disorders.