We currently have around 80 ethically approved active research projects registered at St John of God Midland Public and Private Hospitals, many of which have partnerships with universities and other health service providers.
Departments engaged in research activities include nursing, midwifery and allied health, intensive care medicine, respiratory medicine, stroke medicine, emergency medicine, psychiatry, orthopaedics, palliative, aged care and rehabilitation. Our research portfolio ranges in complexity and consists of quality improvements, observational, interventional studies and randomised controlled clinical trials.
Our research program recognises the importance of research and supports initiatives in providing high quality evidence based service delivery.
Collaborative and interdisciplinary research is undertaken across various departments to enhance clinical pathways and research results.
Aboriginal health research
The research in this program aims to support improvements in the quality of health and wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait islanders with close engagement with indigenous practitioners.
Allied health research
Allied health research is pivotal to provide high quality care and enable key collaborative research across departments and with external partnerships.
Emergency medicine research
Research in the specialty of emergency medicine continues to expand and is helping to improve patient treatments and clinical outcomes.
Infectious diseases research
This research program aims to identify, understand and prevent infectious disease for improved patient outcomes whilst delivering high quality evidence based care.
Research activities include an integrated multidisciplinary approach encompassing disease, pain and injury.
Stroke rehabilitation research
Our research team has a focus on engagement with key stakeholders for improving patient outcomes collaborating with The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health as well as Australian hospitals and universities.
Aged care medicine research
With an aging population, the clinical research activities provide high quality evidence based practice to improve the health, treatment and recovery of older Australians.
With a focus on collaboration to enable the highest quality of care to be provided, our team is committed to continue to strive for better patient outcomes and translation of results to guide evidence based clinical pathways and knowledge transfer.
General surgery research
Our research aims to drive quality improvement for improving patient outcomes and high quality clinical pathways and processes.
Intensive care research
Our intensive care research has contributed significantly to several national and international clinical trials.
Respiratory medicine research
Respiratory diseases and disorders have a range of negative outcomes for those affected, with their quality of life reduced and an increased risk of hospitalisation. Our research aims to improve patients’ lives and ensure they are confident to manage their condition and have a better quality of life.