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Dr Angus Ritchie

SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT

S Poon, J Penm, R Burke, S Boughton and L Trevena

Stopping unintentional medication errors through an electronic medication reconciliation initiative. Proof-of-concept study using electronic database of hospital prescriptions to measure medication errors and reconciliations with the eventual aim to reduce the number of medication errors in hospitals.

Dr Emma
Quinn

SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT

L Gupta, K Hsiao, Z Najjar, T Johnstone, A Ingleton, D Donnelly, R Booy and N Lum

Impact of an innovative web-based application on influenza outbreak response in residential aged-care facilities. An app (FluCARE) previously developed by SLHD Public Health Unit has been found to reduce illness, hospitalisations and deaths among elderly residences in aged-care facilities. It will now be rolled out and validated in NSW aged-cared facilities.

Dr Meryl Lovarini

NORTHER LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT

L Mackenzie, M Meehan, N Hancock and J Scanlan

A tailored falls prevention program for older people living with mental illness in the community. This project adapts an existing evidence-based fall prevention program (Stepping On) and evaluates its feasibility and effectiveness in this under-served population group. It will be tailored to use in a mental health care setting.

Dr Timothy Middleton

SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT

C Chow and J Wong

Improving engagement in patients with young adult onset type 2 diabetes (T2D). There are a number of barrier for patient care delivery in young adult onset T2D, particularly relating to clinic attendance and engagement with self-care practices. This project will test an SMS-based intervention to improve engagement and attendance at clinic appointments across greater Sydney.

Dr Michelle Barakat-Johnson

SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
K White, I Komusanac, F Coyer, J Stephenson and M Connelly

Effectiveness of a pressure injury risk and prevention plan tool: A cluster randomized control trial. This project will test the effectiveness of combining novel risk-assessment and structured risk-based prevention plan tool compared to current standard care for reducing PIs in hospitals.

Professor Maria Craig

SYDNEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NETWORK (WESTMEAD)

S Lain, A Maguire, W Cheung, K Heels, B Peek, M Wilson and S Cox-Mulvenney

Improving outcomes for people with type 1 diabetes using hybrid closed loop pump therapy: a pilot study. This study is a cost-benefit analysis of “artificial pancreas” type pump for patients with type 1 diabetes and will measure clinical outcomes against economic savings for the pump in the community, compared to traditional multiple daily injection therapies.

Professor N Wah Cheung

WESTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT

C Chow, B J Smith, D Simmons, B Peek, S Eastwood

A customised digital health intervention to reduce diabetes risk for women with recent gestational diabetes. This project aims to improve post-partum outcomes for women with recent gestational diabetes. The intervention includes delivering support on care, diet and physical activity to these women via mobile text messages and uses linked data from wearable activity monitors for further customisation.

Associate Professor Hasantha Gunasekera

SYDNEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NETWORK (WESTMEAD)

Hearing Ear Health and Language Services: evaluation and scale-up of a primary care health service delivery program for Aboriginal children. This project is a quantitative analysis of existing ear health intervention for Aboriginal children at the child level. This project will evaluate an existing ear health service delivery program Aboriginal children in NSW and determine whether the program was cost-effective.

Professor David Hunter and Professor Manuela Ferreira

NORTHERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT

C Wang, C Sherrington, P Ferreira, J Bowden and S Kamper

This project will look at whether coordinated training for healthcare professionals on the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal conditions facilitates the implementation of evidence-based care in difference socioeconomic environments across the Partnership.

Professor Jon Iredell

WESTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT

V Sintchenko, T Gottlieb, G McKew, B Hudson, R Chan, N B Zakour, S Partridge and J McAnulty

Reduce risk from antibiotic resistance in vulnerable populations. This project aims to improve the control and spread of infections in vulnerable populations (including the elderly and critically ill) in hospitals by tracking the transmission of resistance genes in infection-causing bacteria, so that more effective treatments can be administered.

Associate Professor Christopher Gordon

SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT

D Bartlett, R Grunstein, K Wong, N Glozier, N Zwar, N Stocks and C Stanton

Measuring the effectiveness of a mobile application delivering behavioural therapy for insomnia in primary care. This will be a world’s first insomnia therapy using a behavioural mobile application in primary care. If successful, this will provide GPs with new treatment options for insomnia that could be implemented broadly in primary care settings.


Round 2 Projects

Professor Jacob George
WESTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT

 

G McCaughan

Translate interventions that research has shown cures hepatitis C in 95% of cases into practice within marginalised communities.  Develop models of care linking hospital specialists, primary health networks, general practitioners with staff in drug health services, methadone clinics, needle and syringe exchange programs and Aboriginal Health Services. Read more here.

Associate Professor Angela Webster

WESTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
D Muscat, K Sud, H Shepherd, K McCaffery, E O'Lone, J Saunders, A Robbins

Investigate the feasibility of implementing a re-imagined patient-engagement program called SUCCESS to support informed decision-making by chronic kidney disease patients with lower literacy and/or from CALD backgrounds. Read more here.

Professor Lisa Harvey
NORTHERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
J Glinsky, A Hayes, B Lucas, D Taylor, I Starkley, M Ferreira, M Jennings  

Conduct a randomised control trial comparing clinic-based physiotherapy for musculoskeletal conditions with home-based exercise programs. Compare the efficacy and cost effectiveness of face-to-face physiotherapy with a home-based physiotherapy program delivered via an mobile app.

Associate Professor Naren Gunja
WESTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
C McCullagh, A Shetty, A Ritchie, A Saavedra, J Iredell, B Tang, P Kennedy, M Green

Validate a new computer algorithm which reads EMR data to identify Emergency Department patients who might be suffering from sepsis. Investigate whether the solution can also be applied to paediatric emergency departments. Read more here.

Dr Alexander Varey

WESTERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT

S Lo, R Scolyer, G Mann, J Thompson, G Long, J Stretch, A Cust

Develop four web-based calculators to help clinicians more accurately predict melanoma prognosis. The project uses Australian patient data from the world's largest single-institution melanoma database to build the platform.

Dr Elizabeth Cayanan

SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT

B Yee, K Wong, C Phillips, R Grunstein, N Marshall

Translate the SLEEEP (Sleep, Lifestyle, Eating, Energy and Exercise Program) study into the public health system through a pilot study at Sydney Local Health District.

Professor Cathie Sherrington
SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
B Richards, L Baur, A Bauman, L Harvey, P Phongsavan, J Allison, A Tiedemann, B Smith, L Hassett, K West, C Rissel, J Cole, J Walkley, G Dwyer

Encourage better participation in exercise by people aged 50+ and people with physical disabilities through health professional education. Evaluate the effects of comprehensive online training on health professional referral to suitable exercise and sport.

Professor Ron Grunstein
SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
T Lambert, B Yee, A D’Rozario, N Marshall, G Gauthier, D McEvoy

Evaluate a model of care that detects and treats Sleep-Disordered Breathing in the severely mentally ill via home oximetry.

Professor Woosung Sohn
SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT
H Spallek, B Rambaldini, N Prabhu, R Widmer, J Skinner, K Gwynne

Scale up a school-based fluoride varnish program targeting Indigenous children in New South Wales. Test a nationally agreed standard school-based fluoride varnish protocol that is simpler than the one being currently used. Read more here.

Associate Professor Sandra Cooper
SYDNEY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL NETWORK (WESTMEAD)

KJones, R Jamieson, B Bennetts, M Tchan, C Sue, C Semsarian, L Ewans, R Trent, D Mowat, J Primer, M Kennerson, G Nicholson, M Davis, S Lunke

Translate speciality splice variant expertise into patient diagnostics for precision and preventative medicine for families with rare disease.

Associate Professor Alexander Engel
NORTHERN SYDNEY LOCAL HEALTH DISTRICT  
M Molloy, M Solomon, A Gill, I Norton, J Yang

Trial molecular profiling of adenomatous bowel polyps and define its utility as a tool to define colonoscopy surveillance intervals and inform clinical pathways.

 

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