Intensive Care Research – Leading the way
The Royal North Shore Hospital, Intensive Care Research Departments primary research goal is to support the design and conduct of high quality clinical research that focuses on improving appropriate patient centred outcomes. The research department incorporates three main areas:
- The Intensive Care Clinical Research Program, under the guidance of Professor Simon Finfer.
- The Northern Clinical School Intensive Care Research Unit, led by Professor Gordon Doig.
- The Critical Care Nursing Professorial Unit, under the direction of Professor Sharon McKinley.
For more information regarding current research projects and publications please see:http://rnshicu.org/research.
The Gift of Research
Medical research in intensive care therapies is vital to save lives. No other field of medical research has such far reaching potential, both medically and geographically. While disease-specific research maintains an understandably high profile, ICU research has the potential to help patients regardless of their conditions or their location but struggles for recognition.
Money is the vital but missing ingredient for this sort of research to continue. That’s why a group of North Shore residents established The Northcare Foundation and why we are asking you to become involved now.
They have the highest levels of clinical and research expertise.
- RNSH has a highly respected research reputation with much valuable work already conducted in many different fields of medicine.
- They have the physical support of and intellectual connection to the Sydney University Medical School.
- They have a track record of achieving results on a shoestring: imagine what they might achieve with the backing of a fully funded research organisation!
- They have the vision and the dedication to achieve life-saving results!
All this is in place now and has already produced an impressive body of work. RNSH research has impacted on Intensive Care treatments around the world. This team is already “on the scoreboard” with innovations, developments and break-throughs that have had a life-saving influence on literally thousands of families.
The challenge now is to establish a financial foundation on which to continue this important work. Your support will enable Professor Fisher and his team to realise their dream of a fully funded research organisation within the RNSH ICU.
Northcare has very strong community roots. It was established because a small group of local people took an interest and a responsibility for the standards of healthcare where they lived. The notion of individual responsibility is further enhanced by the fact that your contribution could very well touch the life of someone you know.