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Research News

Our goal is to translate new and innovative research into improved patient outcomes and best quality clinical care.

Our researchers work across disciplines to create change that is recognised nationally and internationally.

We have established a strong culture of research through our collaboration with universities and external partners which benefits our patients and saves lives.

Pandemic brings medical world closer together

According to Gold Coast Health upper gastrointestinal surgeon Dr Philip Townend, Australian hospitals have played a key role in research related…


Gold Coast Health Nursing researcher recognised by international society

Gold Coast Health and Griffith University research fellow Dr Jamie Ranse has been recognised by the prestigious Sigma Theta Tau International…


Persistent pain research published ahead of National Pain Week

This week is National Pain Week, and it's a staggering fact that 1 in 5 Australians live with chronic pain - including adolescents and children.…


How does a partnership between anaesthetists and data analysts result in better treatments for our patients?

With Gold Coast Health's digital hospital system (ieMR), data analysts have empowered and enabled anaesthetists to use big data to assess and…


Research projects seeks patients to share their experiences

A first of its kind research project is looking for Gold Coast Health patients to share their interest in filming their clinical encounters…


A collapsed lung study which involved Gold Coast Health emergency medicine researchers wins award

The Australian Clinical Trials Alliance (ACTA) has announced equal winners of the 2021 Trial of the Year - the five-year comparative study into…


Clinical trial investigating new use for old drug

Anaesthetic doctors are offering patients the opportunity to participate in a world class clinical trial to test a medication that could prevent…


Research helps understand ways to prevent delirium in patients

Delirium is a common medical emergency which affects one in five older hospital inpatients. It starts abruptly and affects the ability to think…


Research ethics committee seeks new member

Gold Coast Health is embedding research and evidence-based practice into our health service delivery.

Its Human Research Ethics Committee (…


Research funds for children with broken arms

A Queensland Advancing Clinical Research Fellowship of almost $145,000 will help Dr Peter Snelling complete a research project which explores the…



Last updated 08 Nov 2019