Grants awarded for 2009

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This year saw $103,992 being spent by the Foundation on
7 Special Grants

A Health Services Fellowship was advertised, with the focus being “Rural Health – Alcohol and Drug Services or Incontinence”. 9 applications were received, however they were not of the calibre being sought, so no Fellowship was awarded.

131 Special Grants applications were received, with the subject being “Healthcare Leadership Development through Research in Rural and Regional Victoria.”

Health Services Fellowship

No Fellowship was awarded.

Grants of up to $15,000 were awarded to individuals at the following institutions:

Mary Patten Special Grant
Monash University
Project – “Developing oral health teams in rural Victorian residential aged care facilities.”

La Trobe University
Project – “Tele-Rehabilitation: Can Pulmonary Rehabilitation be delivered via telemedicine technology?”

St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne Limited
Project – “Identifying Mental Health Related Learning Needs of Emergency Clinicians.”

West Gippsland Healthcare Group
Project – “Home visits Post Stroke Support: Identification of Service Gap Delivery and Provision of Support following discharge from a rural Acute Care Hospital or an affiliated Rehabilitation facility after stroke.”

Cobram District Hospital
Project – “Polypharmacy in Aged Care – Does a collaborative education intervention reduce the incidence and effects?”

Monash University
Project – “If we can’t access a doctor, what do we do?’ Rural access to conventional health care and its impact on the use of complementary and alternative medicine by older adults.”

Bairnsdale Regional Health Service
Project – “Developing and Evaluating Pessary use as a New Model of Care for Continence Nursing to Improve the Health of Women in Rural Victoria.”