Health Translation Queensland welcomes new partner Gold Coast Health

13 December 2022

Health Translation Queensland (HTQ) welcomes Gold Coast Health as its newest collaborative health partner.

Servicing one of Queensland’s fastest growing regions, Gold Coast Health will help drive HTQ’s strategic objective of delivering positive health outcomes through translational research.

HTQ Board Chair Sue Scheinpflug said Gold Coast Health was a driving force in health and medical research on the Gold Coast.

“Gold Coast Health has a strong track record in research excellence, enabling clinicians to integrate the best evidence into routine clinical care,” she said.

“We’re excited to come together with Gold Coast Health to help build on its research translation capacity and capability, as well as strengthen our connections to, and partnerships with, health services on the Gold Coast.”

Gold Coast Health’s Chief Executive, Ron Calvert will join the HTQ board.

Gold Coast Health provides public health services through Gold Coast University Hospital, Robina Hospital, Varsity Lakes Hospital, Southport Health Precinct, Robina Health Precinct, Helensvale Community Health Centre, Palm Beach Community Health Centre and Campus Alpha.

Mr Calvert welcomed the new partnership with HTQ.

“Gold Coast Health and HTQ share a commitment to supporting health service leadership in research, research translation and strengthening collaborations between research institutions and health services,” Mr Calvert said.

“We have established a strong culture of research through our collaboration with universities and external partners which benefits our patients and saves lives. This partnership is another step towards our objective of being recognised as a leader in healthcare.

“We are also working towards this objective through our Gold Coast Health Research Strategy (2022-2024) Roadmap. Our Research Strategy Roadmap focuses on building research capacity, strengthening our partnerships, promoting excellence in research and innovation and improving health and health service outcomes.”

This announcement marks a strong period of growth for HTQ. HTQ recently launched a Roadmap for Strengthening Health Research and Translation in Queensland and also welcomed Griffith University to the HTQ partnership.

HTQ’s other collaborative partners are Queensland Health, Children’s Health Queensland, Metro North Health, Metro South Health, West Moreton Health, Mater Health, The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Griffith University, QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Translational Research Institute and CSIRO Australian e-Health Research Centre.

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