Health research is critical to our goal of a healthier population in south west Sydney. Over the last eight years, SWSLHD has invested significantly in the development of research which has resulted in significant achievements across the organisation. These achievements have centred around delivering an Academic Unit program, expanding clinical trials capability, growing research partnerships and strengthening research capacity and capability in our staff and students.
South Western Sydney LHD is a vibrant and developing District with a magnificent capacity for cutting edge, innovative research. Through a focused approach to developing research capability, SWSLHD has grown into an organisation with an international reputation for health and medical research across fields as diverse as oncology, brain injury, respiratory disease, neurology, critical care, aged care and surgery. Our medical, allied health, nursing and midwifery staff lead and collaborate in a broad range of research programs, generating new evidence that informs better ways of working.
Research is crucial to SWSLHD achieving our vision of Leading care, healthier communities.
This is an exciting time for research development in SWSLHD. The South Western Sydney Local Health District Research Strategy to 2023 will provide the direction for how we will develop and grow research to better meet the growing and diverse needs and health challenges of our local communities.