The pandemic truly catapulted the importance of research and innovation in the healthcare sector into the spotlight. At Prince of Wales Hospital, research has always been an intrinsic part of the core business. The strategic focus on applied and translational research – research that can directly be applied to the care and wellbeing of patients and the community – allows the hospital to imbed innovation into its services to provide the best care and treatment possible. A strong research culture however goes beyond knowledge translating into improved services and outcomes, it attracts and retains high quality staff and creates a culture of enquiry and innovation in a clinical setting.
“We are committed to research. Research is the backbone of our ability to provide leading-edge healthcare to our patients and communities.” – Michael Still, Chair of the Board, SESLHD
The new Integrated Acute Services Building, set to open in 2022 in the Randwick Health and Innovation Precinct, will provide the needed state of the art infrastructure that will support new and innovative approaches to acute healthcare and provide staff with purpose-designed and build facilities that support contemporary clinical practice. Health related academic and translational research spaces like laboratories will support new models or care and treatments directly benefiting patients.