About Us

About Us


The Sydney Local Health District has a long and proud history of research and research translation and directly undertakes, hosts, sponsors and supports world-leading biomedical, clinical, health services and public  and population health research across its principal tertiary facilities, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Concord Repatriation General Hospital, and several highly eminent medical research institutes.

Our vision:

To be a world leader in health research driving excellence in  health and health care and generating community, social and economic benefits.

Our mission:

To be a health service that values, profiles and supports a wide spectrum of the highest quality research as a central component of health service provision, and whose research and its translation is valued by its community and is recognised nationally and internationally.

Our principles:

That research undertaken in Sydney Local Health District is bound by the nationally agreed human research ethical principles of:

  • Respect for human beings
  • Adherence to research merit and integrity
  • Justice
  • Holds the welfare of the participant and wider community as its central goal (Beneficence)

Implicit in these principles are respect for cultural and indigenous diversity, altruism and the importance of contributing to the broad societal and community well-being.

That research conforms to national codes of care and usage of animals for scientific purposes
That research is valued as a central driver of health service quality, excellence and innovation and is pivotal to health service delivery in Sydney.

That Sydney Local Health District culture, structure and human resource environment values and supports research and its researchers.

That the health district and its researchers share the responsibility for ensuring that research is profiled and communicated to the research community and to the broader community.

Our district:

The Sydney Local Health District comprises the Local Government Areas of City of Sydney (part), Leichhardt, Marrickville, Canterbury, Canada Bay, Ashfield, Burwood and Strathfield. It covers 126 square kilometres and has a population density of 4,210 residents per square kilometre (ABS 2006).
The District includes principal teaching hospitals at Royal Prince Alfred and Concord Repatriation General, district hospitals at Balmain and Canterbury and the Sydney Dental Hospital in the CBD of Sydney. The area has a comprehensive range of community-based health services, which are linked with primary care providers, including Divisions of General Practice and Medicare Locals.

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