GP collaboration took pressure off hospitals during COVID-19 surge
22 March 2022
In mid-2020, faced with a rising wave of COVID-19 infections – a previously unknown disease with neither vaccine nor effective treatment – an urgent, improvised collaboration between the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH), North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network (NWMPHN), and community health organisation cohealth, created a system that supported thousands of lives and ensured the city’s healthcare ecosystem didn’t collapse.
World’s first study confirms acute stroke treatment is influenced by ethnicity and race
03 November 2021
An international, randomised controlled ischaemic stroke trial, DIRECT-SAFE suggests acute stroke treatment should be adapted based on ethnicity and race.
The RMH administers new COVID-19 treatment
25 October 2021
The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) was Victoria’s first health service to administer sotrovimab for COVID-19 treatment.
New research improves screening efficiency for type 1 diabetes
06 September 2021
Researchers from Melbourne have led a global collaboration to develop a simplified blood test that increases the overall screening efficiency for type 1 diabetes.
Lung ultrasound program nabs nurse award
19 August 2021
An education and training program that teaches nurses and physiotherapists to assess lung health using ultrasound has been recognised by the Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ).
First comprehensive study of illicit drug use and road trauma reveals more than 75% of those testing positive use methamphetamine
13 August 2021
The first comprehensive study of illicit drug use and motor vehicle trauma has found that one in 8 of those who end up in the emergency major trauma centre, whether a driver, passenger, cyclist or pedestrian, test positive for an illicit drug – and that 77% of these are under the influence of methamphetamine.
Doctors unsure about how to treat snake bite, study finds following two deaths of Victorians
04 August 2021
More than 3,000 Australians are bitten by snakes every year, with 500 being hospitalised and two dying on average. Last year, in Victoria, there were 128 calls to the Victorian Poison Information Centre regarding snake bites.
When music festivals return new research reveals insight to overdoses
06 July 2021
The world’s largest study of recreational drug-induced serotonin toxicity has highlighted the potentially dire consequences of drug use at music festivals in Victoria.
New study looks at efficacy of drug treatment in males with Tourette syndrome
06 July 2021
Researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH) will be evaluating the safety and efficacy of a new drug treatment for adult males with Tourette Syndrome (TS) requiring drug treatment therapy.
The Intensive Care Unit’s A/Prof Professor Adam Deane awarded $150,000 grant
20 October 2020A/Prof Adam Deane has been awarded $150,000 from the Ramaciotti Health Investment Grants 2020.