On the Road to Smarter Stroke Care

Helen HughesUncategorised

The world’s first pre-hospital trial of a new generation of clot-busting medication may lead to a change in standard medical practice in stroke treatment centres and emergency departments around Australia. It is hoped the two-year trial of the potentially more effective drug Tenecteplase, which is being conducted onboard a specialist stroke ambulance in Melbourne, will lead to life-changing outcomes for …

Watch Me Grow Empowers Families to Detect Developmental Problems Early

Helen HughesUncategorised

A novel digital application which helps to identify children with developmental difficulties is being successfully implemented in multicultural and Indigenous communities in NSW, thanks to a project partly supported by Maridulu Budyari Gumal, the Sydney Partnership for Health, Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE). The Watch Me Grow project exploits the high uptake of child vaccination in the preschool period to …

Telehealth Delivers More Cancer Services Closer to Home

Helen HughesUncategorised

Cancer patients in rural and remote areas can access cancer services closer to home thanks to tele-oncology models of care developed by Townsville Hospital and Health Service in partnership with James Cook University. For many cancer patients in rural and remote Australia, accessing treatment often involves travelling long distances to a major regional or metropolitan hospital for what might be …