29 February 2016 –
The Prince Charles Hospital is a vital part of our community – it is a first class public hospital that treats thousands of Queenslanders every year; its’ also a world leader in medical research. In my previous career as a surgeon I spent a lot of time at the Prince Charles working as a researcher.
On Sunday I attended an event at Prince Charles Hospital with Health Minister, Cameron Dick. This event launched a new research collaboration between Brisbane and Taiwan and a contribution of $250,000 from the Queensland Government to kick start life-saving research into heart and lung conditions.
The project will see researchers at Brisbane’s Critical Care Research Group collaborating with researchers at the Centre for Translational Research in Biomedical Sciences in Taiwan. Cardiovascular disease is the biggest killer in Australia, it is only through research, innovation and collaboration that we can beat it.
Sunday’s event also acknowledged the people and organisations that have joined The Prince Charles Hospital Foundation’s Cycle of Giving, which raises money for organ and transplant research.