Medical research helps doctors and nurses make life and death decisions
Most people never imagine they’ll be involved in an emergency situation, yet there were more than 8 million presentations to emergency departments in Australian public hospitals in 2017/18. That’s an average of 22,000 each day.**
Medical research is vital to helping doctors and nurses make quick decisions in these emergency situations. It helps ensure that each patient receives the right treatment in a bid to obtain the best possible outcome.
That’s why the RPH Research Foundation is passionate about helping to fund researchers at the Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine (CCREM). This unique unit, which is part of the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research, is housed in our purpose-built facility next to Royal Perth Hospital. The work conducted on our premises is a joint venture between clinical emergency department staff and laboratory scientists.
** Source: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.