13 April 2018Minister for Rural Health, Senator Bridget McKenzie today announced $6.1 million in funding over three years to support Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners (BDHP) to deliver improved healthcare for Queenslanders through innovation, education and training. “We know that health and medical research, and its translation to frontline service delivery, has the ability to improve health outcomes for Queenslanders,” said Dr Robin Mortimer, BDHP Chairperson. “The funding from the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) will give our Partners an opportunity to further strengthen capability and provide solutions for the healthcare challenges faced in Queensland.” BDHP brings together researchers, clinicians and educators in multidisciplinary partnerships to identify and address current and future community and clinical needs across Queensland through a range of programs of work. “The Federal Government funding will allow BDHP to take local and international research and accelerate its application to new treatments across the spectrum of healthcare, meaning faster and better treatment for people within our community affected by a wide range of conditions, illness and disease,” said Areti Gavrilidis, BDHP General Manager. BDHP organisations are currently undertaking research across the continuum of care. Some of the research priorities include:
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