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Health alert: Novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are experiencing an increased number of people presenting to our Emergency Departments for treatment of COVID-19. A number of our staff are also impacted by COVID-19, and as a result we are experiencing longer-than-usual emergency department waiting times. Metro South Health will continue to treat the most urgent cases first (Category 1). Please do not attend the emergency department unless it is an emergency. Thank you for your patience and understanding while we prioritise our most urgent cases.

Fully vaccinated visitors may attend our facilities. Please refer to the visitor restrictions for more information. 
Find out where to get tested at one of our fever clinic locations, where to get vaccinated, our COVID-19 response and read the latest Queensland Government information.

About us

About us

The Centre for Functioning and Health Research (CFAHR) is a team of researchers and allied health professionals dedicated to improving patient health and the provision of healthcare services. CFAHR was established in 2010. The initial positions were created through partnership between Metro South Hospital and Health Service (MSHHS) and three local universities (The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University).

The current centre team represents staff with conjoint and/or affiliate positions across multiple university partners. Having strong linkages between health, our university partners, and other external organisations is central to the allied health research capacity building services provided by the CFAHR team.

Our role

CFAHR provides professional research support to allied health staff across Metro South Health and strategic research leadership to MSHHS and the Allied Health Profession’s Office of Queensland (AHPOQ). With a focus on research capacity building, CFAHR is committed to driving research growth and experience across the allied health workforce. CFAHR’s partnerships with clinicians, health services, community care providers, industry and university partners support the completion of high-quality research that is focused on current clinical issues and health priorities. CFAHR’s research outcomes contribute to direct benefits for patients, as well as service innovation and healthcare redesign across local, national and international settings.  

In line with CFAHR’s commitment to supporting allied health staff across Metro South Health, CFAHR researchers regularly provide training and support focused on assisting clinicians to develop and deliver high-quality research and service improvement projects. Examples of the type/s of support provided by CFAHR include assistance to develop project aims and methods, conduct projects, disseminate outcomes, and/or source funding where appropriate. CFAHR also aims to promote health professional research career pathways, with team members regularly supervising research higher degree students.

Last updated 3 November 2020
Last reviewed 24 July 2020