NSLHD News August 9

Expertise at the Kolling recognised Congratulations to

manuscripts over his career. Kolling Acting Executive Director Jim Elliott said the impact of Professor Hunter’s research on both clinical practice and policy is unparalleled in the field of health services for osteoarthritis. “David’s research has shifted clinical practice from a model based on the use of high cost, high risk and low value treatment approaches to an evidence- based, patient-driven care model,” he said. “David led the development of the Osteoarthritis Chronic Care Program, the first multidisciplinary model of care program for osteoarthritis patients in

National Tree Day To celebrate National Tree Day this year, hospitals and services across Northern Sydney Local Health District will plant the floral emblem of NSW, a waratah, at their grounds. health and sustainability continue to be a priority for Northern Sydney Local Health District. “A key strategy in the NSLHD Planetary Health Framework is the development of green space across our hospital campuses,” she said. Chief Executive Deb Willcox said planetary “The Premier’s ‘Greening our City’ priority aims to increase tree canopy and green cover across Greater Professor David Hunter who’s been announced as a finalist for Research Australia’s annual Health and Medical Research Awards. The prestigious awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of individuals Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology, is a finalist in the health services award category. He is regarded as the leading osteoarthritis expert internationally, having published more than 500 peer-reviewed and teams who drive innovative health and medical research. Professor Hunter, the

Professor David Hunter

Australia. “It’s currently being

introduced by NSW Health to all public hospitals, and has already reached more than 20,000 people.” The award winners will be announced at a gala event planned for later in the year.

CE Deb Willcox with waratahs given to each of the district’s hospitals and services

Sydney, so we are doing our part across the district this National Tree Day.” To find out more about how you can get involved in National Tree Day, visit https://treeday.planetark.

org/ To find out more about NSLHD’s commitment to planetary health, visit https://www.nslhd.health. nsw.gov.au/AboutUs/ Pages/planetaryhealth.aspx



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