district launches research strategy
Dr Craig Willers, Dr Mimi Berman, Deb Willcox and Gilbert Lorquet
Research and innovation took centre stage when NSLHD launched its first ever Research Strategy.
The plan, which covers the years 2019-2024, was the result of extensive consultation between experts from across the district. Research strategy and partnerships manager Rebeka Tennent helped drive the process, which was made a priority by Chief Executive Deb Willcox. “This strategy is the culmination of almost a year of consultation,” she said. “We gathered the thoughts and opinions of more than 200 stakeholders throughout the district, including researchers, consumers, executive and our community.
“It will build on the existing foundation of research excellence to deliver a targeted, inclusive and coherent plan for research over the next five years.” Deb thanked the staff and consumer representatives involved for their time and expertise, saying it would ultimately benefit everyone, especially patients. “I am confident it will deliver on our goal of being a high-performing research organisation that provides best practice healthcare and improves the wellbeing of our community, today and into the future,” she said. For more information, visit bit.ly/2mpwust
“We held several workshops, undertook surveys and eventually sent a draft strategy out for comment.” Rebeka said the completed plan was testament to the district’s drive to improve its efforts in research across the board. “It is indicative of the commitment of the district to improve the health and wellbeing of our community through ensuring healthcare
is underpinned by research,” she said.
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