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24th September 2023

17 new grants for Southern Adelaide healthcare


Improving patient care across the Southern Adelaide Local Health Network (SALHN) is the focus of $1 million in new grants being awarded to 17 health and medical research projects.

The Hospital Research Foundation Group and Flinders Foundation have each contributed $500,000 to support the latest SALHN Enquiry Grant Round.

The 17 projects cover the full spectrum of healthcare from paediatrics to older people, from emergency care to rehabilitation, and from discovery science to clinical care.

The applicants underwent a competitive grant application process to ensure the best and most impactful projects were awarded.

A snapshot of the projects include:

  • A study looking at how different types of anaesthesia affect the lungs of infants undergoing groin hernia surgery
  • Evaluating a novel feeding app and interactive decision-making tool for patients and their families living with Motor Neurone Disease (MND)
  • The trial of a suicide prevention intervention for people who present with suicide attempts at Emergency Departments
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of patient flow processes in ICU discharge
  • The trial of a movement-based program for people with chronic low back pain to improve recovery from lumbar facet procedures
  • Assessing sleep in palliative care patients and their carers
  • And more.

The projects will be implemented across SALHN sites including Flinders Medical Centre, Noarlunga Hospital, the Repat Health Precinct, and community health sites.