The spotlight was on novice and emerging researchers at Redland Hospital last Friday with the inaugural Bayside Research Showcase attracting more than 100 participants in-person and online.
UQ Academic Lead and Inaugural Chair of the Bayside Research Advisory Group Dr Salih Salih said the day was a great success and a big milestone for research at Bayside.
“The speakers were fantastic and there was a blend of topics from across multiple sections of the hospital – from dysphasia treatment to geriatric care,” Dr Salih said.
Dr Salih said the showcase was an important part of the Metro South Health Research Strategy (2019-2024) which recognises the far-reaching benefits of research for our consumers, our community, and for Metro South Health.
“The research the clinicians are doing is really relevant to their day-to-day clinical practice, which is making a real difference to our patients.
“We are all committed to providing the best care to our patients, and we should always think about ways we can evaluate and improve.
“Research is a great way to improve services – it can result in new models of care, perhaps a new medication or treatment, or even a new service altogether,” Dr Salih said.
Executive Director Bayside Health Service Susan Freiberg said It was great to see the growth of research at Redland.
"As an executive group we are really supportive of creating the environment and opportunity for Redland to continue to grow and shine in this area," Ms Freiberg said.
"We were also appreciative of the support and opening of the day by Board member Eleanor Milligan. It was fantastic to have this level of support for our small community of practice and research," she said.