Health projects and consultancies

We have partnerships with many health and human services organisations. Our major partners include:

China Health Program

The China Health Program contributes to the development of health care in China through teaching, research and project cooperation.

Alfred Health

We are strong partners in research, clinical education and clinical work. Our program aims to improve wound management and prevention outcomes by:

  • non-award education
  • clinical consultation within Alfred Health and surrounding aged care facilities
  • clinical audits of aged care facilities and benchmarking against government standards
  • wound care product evaluation
  • web-based resources for wound management clinicians.

Austin Health

The Austin Hospital is one of Australia's largest teaching hospitals and home to a number of statewide services including the Victorian Liver Transplant Service, the Victorian Spinal Cord Service and the Victorian Respiratory Support Service.

The La Trobe/Austin Health Clinical School of Nursing was established in August 2002.

Bendigo Health

Bendigo Health Care Group provides experience for nursing students in most clinical specialities. They have a 220 bed acute hospital, 48 psychiatric beds, 265 residential aged care places and 90 rehabilitation, GEM (Geriatric Evaluation and Management) and hospice beds.

Eastern Health

Eastern Health is one of Melbourne's largest metropolitan public health services.

Reducing the length of patient stays is a high priority for health service providers. A pilot study at the Angliss Hospital in 2006 suggested that extending rehabilitation services to include Saturdays could reduce patient stays in hospital by three days.

A grant has enabled us to conduct a large trial at the Peter James Centre and the Angliss Hospital to further evaluate extending physiotherapy and occupational therapy rehabilitation services to Saturdays. The trial is led by Professor Nick Taylor and results will form the basis for two PhD studies.

The trial protocol has been published in BMC Health Services Research if you would like more information.

Melbourne Health

Melbourne Health is a major public health provider in Victoria.

Northern Health

Northern Health is the key provider of public healthcare in Melbourne's northern suburbs. They operate five major public healthcare facilities: The Northern Hospital, Bundoora Extended Care Centre, Broadmeadows Health Service, Craigieburn Health Service and Panch Health Service.

Palliative Care Unit

The Palliative Care Unit was established as a demonstration project in 1998 through funding from the Victorian Department of Human Services. The unit provides health promotion education and training, community development, direct service and research for clinical palliative care.

Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital

The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital is a state-wide teaching, training and research health service.