Emerging researcher shortlisted as a finalist for prestigious award

03 March 2020

Melanie Lloyd, PhD candidate at Melbourne Medical School and based at Sunshine Hospital, has been shortlisted as a finalist for the 2020 Victorian Premier’s Awards for Health and Medical Research. These prestigious awards recognise the work of early career researchers throughout their PhD studies. Melanie’s thesis addresses methodological challenges associated with the conduct of research

Bringing the spotlight to the impacts of migraine

07 July 2019

Professor Tissa Wijeratne , Head of Stroke at Western Health, founder and Chair of the National Migraine Foundation, founder and the Secretary of the Australia – New Zealand Headache Society is helping to raise awareness and build support to fight against migraine that affects 15% of the Australian population. This weekend you can join him

Western Health researchers lead significant trials study

07 July 2019

​Significant new research headed by Western Health clinicians has raised questions about translating study findings from controlled trial settings into real-world healthcare practice. The findings, published in the prestigious JAMA Internal Medicine Journal, involved a sample of over 800 pneumonia patients during a year-long trial across Sunshine and Footscray hospitals. The study, devised by Western

VHA Award for the Western HealthLinks integrated program

12 December 2018

Western Health has won the 2018 Victorian Health Award for its integrated program, Western HealthLinks . The DHHS funded program is about improving health outcomes for people living with chronic disease and reducing the need for unplanned readmission and ensure necessary clinical and psycho-social support is set up for patient participants, post discharge and reduce healthcare costs. ‘Once participants

Tackling issues for patients facing severe disadvantage

04 April 2018

A young person on dialysis has 1,000 times the risk of heart disease and often patients die of heart disease before even going to dialysis. Often these patients face severe disadvantage. There are many factors which contribute to the high rate of chronic disease in the West of Melbourne. The risk factors contributing to chronic disease

Innovative Health Projects To Deliver Better Care To Victorians

12 December 2017

  Press Release 1st Dec 2017 The Andrews Labor Government is investing in 11 innovative projects that will give patients across Victoria better access to higher quality health care. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced projects to share in funding from the third round of the Labor Government’s Better Care Victoria Innovation Fund. Better Care