09 June 2017Friday 9 June 2017 Today, the Federal Minister for Health, the Hon Greg Hunt MP saw first-hand the brilliant collaborative work of Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners. “I’m delighted to announce that Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners has been accredited by the National Health and Medical Research Council as a new Advanced Health Research and Translation Centre. “These centres are places that inspire new research, clinical care and educational collaborations that deliver better health outcomes for Australians. Brisbane Diamantina Health Partners is a great example of this. “It is a collaboration between ten world-class hospital and health services, research institutes and universities, bringing together excellence in research, clinical care and education. Together, these partners will take research knowledge out of the lab and deliver tangible differences in healthcare and improved wellbeing for Australians,” said Minister Hunt. [caption id="attachment_5884" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Minister Hunt with BDHP General Manager, Board members, partner representatives and Chair of AMRAB Prof Ian Frazer AC.[/caption] “The designation provides recognition of what is being achieved collaboratively in Queensland to strengthen the links between education, research and health care to improve the health system. It also provides a platform that will further strengthen our national and international linkages in health care” said Dr Robin Mortimer, Chairman. “Our focus is on bringing innovative research from the laboratory to patients as efficiently and effectively as possible.” To be recognised as an AHRTC, BDHP met six key criteria:
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