The Lishman Health Foundation, together with Global Diagnostics, held two GP Information Sessions in Bunbury and Busselton this month to provide GPs with an accessible overview of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia and how to identify and manage it in general practice.
Symposium supports coordinated approach to childhood learning difficulties When a child is identified at school as having learning difficulties, navigating the pathways of referrals and decision-making is a daunting challenge. Over and above the usual demands of bringing up kids, parents of a child or children with learning difficulties face a maze of consultations with […]
The Lishman Health Foundation Board would like to take the opportunity to say a huge thank you to all who supported Margaret Paterson’s Mega Garage Sale and Tack Clearance in Reinscourt, Busselton on Easter Monday.
A Kalgoorlie physician has been recognised by colleagues state-wide and the Lishman Health Foundation for his outstanding contribution to community health.
We are very excited to announce that the Lishman Health Foundation has been selected as a beneficiary of the 2018 Chefs Long Table Lunch! Funds raised will go towards the Quality in End-of-Life Care project.
The Lishman Health Foundation held the first Annual Report Walk-Through on the 29th November 2017 at the Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Current realities and future goals for regional communities At present, there is no coordinated approach to support individuals who have received an end-of-life diagnosis across the continuum of care. The Quality in End-of-Life (QEOL) care project aims to resolve this through the development of a questionnaire to cost effectively obtain relevant palliative care data from […]
We’re about better regional health
We’re about better regional health
The Foundation has obtained funding through the WA Primary Health Alliance to promote the results of Foundation-funded research to primary health care providers and the wider public. The Foundation has engaged a consultant, Madeleine Clews, to develop a plan to promote research results to the medical profession, Commonwealth, State and local government bodies and other […]
The Lishman Health Foundation held its AGM on Wednesday the 20th September. Fionnuala Hannon was elected as Chair of the Board. Fionnuala, who first nominated for the Board in 2016, is a long-term Bunbury resident and is committed to regional life and all that it offers. The Board would like to thank Trevor Jackson for […]
A model of care is now available for GPs in the South West for patients who have, or who may have, familial hypercholesterolaemia (FH). Lishman Foundation research has resulted in recommendations for identifying and managing FH in the primary care setting. A detailed model to guide practitioners in diagnosis, referral and ongoing care is now […]
The 2017 Annual General Meeting was held on Wednesday the 20th September at the Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce & Industry. At this meeting, Fionnuala Hannon was elected as Chair, Trevor Jackson as Vice Chair, Bill Cowan as Secretary and Peter Wright as Treasurer. Brenda Murrison, Dianne Ritson, Jane Whiddon, Margaret Paterson and Peter Heyworth […]
Dr Hugh Mitenko, Consultant in Accident & emergency at Bunbury Regional Hospital, is conducting a study that investigates the prevalence of alcohol and methamphetamine use in attending patients and investigates potential correlation between drug use and injuries presenting. Supported by:
The Val Lishman Health Research Foundation is working with Curtin University and the South West Autism Network (SWAN) to determine ways to improve quality of life for autistic children and their families. The project involves obtaining a comprehensive understanding of the impact that an autism diagnosis has on families and trialling an innovative method of […]
ORCHID: Optimisation of Rural Clinical & Haematological Indicators of Diabetes The Val Lishman Health Research Foundation is supporting researchers at The Rural Clinical School of Western Australia, in conjunction with The University of Western Australia and The University of Notre Dame, with their ORCHID research project. The project is looking at better ways of testing for […]
To celebrate the Foundation’s 20th anniversary, a Child Health Symposium was held at the Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School on the 23rd June 2017. A panel of seven guest speakers examined the pathways into treatment for early childhood learning difficulties to an audience of 130 guests.
We’re about better regional health
Investigation of the merits of simulation-based video materials on inter-professional practice in community-based suicide prevention training This research addresses an identified need for enhanced collaboration and professional development of front-line staff. It will develop new tools to improve detection and management of high-risk individuals in the community.VLF research in the South West of Western Australia revealed […]
Improving Rural Cancer Outcomes (IRCO) Conference presentations: Union for International Cancer Control conference: Melbourne 2014 Paris 2016 Cancer in Primary Care International Network Aarhus 2015 Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Perth 2015 Society for Academic Primary Care Dublin 2016 Cancer Research Early Diagnosis Conference […]
This year’s Blues Ride was held on April 12th and enjoyed the generous support from sponsors Dentistry on Marlston, Bunbury Mail, Bunbury Print, MGIB and Southern V-Twin.
Systematic Detection of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Dr Keith Howe, Prof Andrew Kirk, Rita Barber – Rural Clinical School and UWA Notre Dame There are individuals in the community (1:500) who have an inherited disorder leading to raised lipid (blood fat levels). These individuals have a high risk of heart attack and stroke. The problem is that […]
The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of, and to identify the major factors that contributed to psychosocial distress amongst breast cancer survivors in South West WA. The study also aimed to highlight the factors that influenced survivors’ ability to thrive and develop resilience. Principal Investigators: The research was carried out by […]
LIFE in the South West of Western Australia – A study of existing suicide prevention services A project run in partnership with Edith Cowan University. The research was conducted by a team led by Professor Brian English of Edith Cowan University. Suicide prevention presents a significant challenge not only in Australia but internationally. The Living […]
INTERNATIONAL CLINICAL CANCER TRIALS Initiated and developed jointly with St John of God Healthcare, this was the first successful implementation of cancer trials in a WA regional centre. With feasibility established, the Foundation retired from the project in 2011. Cost: $100,000
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HEALTH OF AGEING WORKFORCE Partners: Murdoch University, Worsley Alumina, Cable Sands Completed in 2008. Duration 3 years VLHRF seed funding $5,500 ARC grant $300,000 Industry contribution $40,000 Report issued to industries 2009
Enhancing services to cancer patients in regional Australia (2006) Partners: Murdoch University & Health Department of WA Research team: Professor Dawn Freshwater, Dr Chutarat and Mrs Vicki Drury Completed 2007 Duration: 1 year Cost: $ 60,000 Project description: Inequality of rural cancer care had been identified as contributing to higher mortality rates of cancer patients in […]
This project investigated predisposing factors that will improve management of RRV in the southwest of Western Australia, in partnerhsip with the University of WA, Health Department of WA and South West Local Government Authorities
A pilot study of diving injuries in the South West. Commenced and completed 2004. UWA Masters student thesis. Study of training, experience and equipment. Resulted in recommendations for improved training. Cost $1,000