2019 Outcomes

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The response to our inaugural Royal Giving Day in 2019 was simply overwhelming. Thanks to the generosity of corporate and community donors, RBWH Foundation was able to raise just over $500,000. All of those funds, 100%, have been allocated to RBWH clinical priorities - research, staff education and training; and patient care.

2019 Outcomes

Research

ICU: Antibiotic dosing in critically ill patients

  • Evaluation of what is called ‘off-label’ dosing of antibiotics for critically-ill patients as standard doses, available from pharmacies, haven’t been tested in ICU situations

Burns: innovation in delirium management (Jayesh Dhanani)

  • Whether we decrease delirium in intensive care patients with the use of clonidine using two alternate delivery methods

Neuorology: MEND and MND projects

  • Investigating the immunometabolic nature of motor neurone disease (MND): a study linking metabolism, inflammation, and clinical outcomes in MND patients

Spinal fellowship

  • Study into team-based management of all aspects of spinal care, through exposure in the tertiary setting to simple and complex spinal deformity, trauma, and spinal oncology

Allied health: Non-surgical management of knee osteoarthritis

  • Testing a screening instrument to select people with knee osteoarthritis most likely to benefit from non-surgical care.

Ideal catheter to vein ratio parameters for peripheral venous and midline devices

  • The DIAMETER study: how to determine the right size catheter for a vein to prevent device failure.

Imaging and DNA markers for non-penetrating traumatic brain injury

  • Can advanced medical imaging and a blood test for DNA markers predict outcome following brain injury.

Measure and map gene activity to determine kidney disease pathways and optimise kidney biopsy assessment

  • Use of a ground-breaking gene technology, Spatial Transcriptomics, to examine kidney disease and facilitate kidney biopsies.

Staff education and training

Video conferencing rooms

  • The purchase of equipment to upgrade five conference rooms across RBWH to support international conferencing for training, research capabilities/partnerships and functionality through virtual meetings.

Patient Care

NeoRESQ ‘NeoReturn’ vehicle

  • NeoReturn is Queensland’s first neonatal service to safely transfer babies and families to a hospital closer to home after receiving neonatal intensive care at RBWH

Delta therapy dogs

  • Therapy dogs are trained to provide affection, comfort and support to patients

Patient lounge upgrades

  • To provide privacy for families to meet and a quiet space for sometimes difficult conversations to be held

• Patients in need

  • Clothing for vulnerable patients admitted to RBWH as a result of trauma, sexual assault or homeless.

In 2021, with your help, we can save even more lives, fund more research and support additional patient friendly projects.

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