New and Continuing research

Since the success of CEDRiC in improving outcomes for older adults, several projects have been funded to extend this work.

Dr Alison Craswell was awarded HIRRO Nursing and Midwifery Implementation Fellowship Improving access to primary care for older adults in rural aged care homes: implementation of a nurse practitioner role, $120,000. Alison is working with Kaye Coates, Nurse Practitioner from CEDRiC and rural and remote manager for Southern Cross Care QLD, our partner in this project.

Dr EJ Marsden, Dr Alison Craswell, Dr Andrea Taylor and Professor Marianne Wallis were successful in $100,000 research funding with the Emergency Medical Foundation (EMF) in QLD to undertake a translation project to evaluate the implementation of GEDI into two Emergency Departments. This has led to successful publications and the recognition of GEDI by the Queensland Minister of Health resulting in the adoption of GEDI across Queensland Health.

Dr Andrea Taylor has completed her PhD on “Screening and assessment of the older adult in the emergency department” and is now leading two projects investigating functional recovery in older adults who have undergone elective surgery (project funded by HIRRO Queensland Health Nursing Midwifery Fellowships, $50,000 with Professor Alison Mudge) and emergency surgery (project funded by a MetroNorth & UniSC collaborative grant $50,000 with Dr Alison Craswell and Caboolture Hospital).