This year $155,606 was spent by the Foundation on 2 Fellowships;
1 Visiting and 1 Health Services; and 5 Special Grants.
49 applications were received for the Special Grants. There was no specified area of focus.
Visiting Fellowship – $25,000
Visit by Prof Alison Richardson, King’s College London for 4 weeks in relation to chronic illness management and palliative care.
Health Services Fellowship – $56,850
Project – Kids Comfort: Procedural Pain Management at the Royal Children’s Hospital – we can do it better!”
Grants of up to $15,000 were awarded to individuals at the following institutions:
Project – “Non invasive analysis of hand tremor to aid correct diagnosis of tremor disorders.”
The Northern Hospital
Project – “The effect on an evidence based education program on the fever management practices of Emergency Department nursing staff.”
Project – “Evaluation of a Best Practice Model of Psychological Intervention for an Australian sample of Cancer Patients.”
Monash Medical Centre
Project – “To establish the ‘Health for Kids’ Paediatric Evidence Centre.”
Project – “Investigating inter- and intra-rater reliability of Fibreoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (Fees®), a new procedure for evaluation and managing swallowing disorders.”