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Angus Turner is leading the Lions Eye Institute’s remote outreach programs, bringing world-class ophthalmology treatments to the most remote areas of the state.

Medical marvels delivering outcomes

Lions Eye Institute

Established in 1983 by Ian Constable in collaboration with the University of Western Australia, the Lions Eye Institute combines world-leading blindness prevention research with one of the nation’s biggest ophthalmology clinics, which cares for more than 50,000 patients each year. Among its latest initiatives is its outreach services headed by 40under40 winner Angus Turner, who delivers specialist treatment to remote and indigenous communities in the most far-flung and hard to reach parts of WA.

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Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

Since 1998, the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research has undertaken research into cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes. Two new state-of-the-art research facilities co-located at two of Perth’s major hospitals allow the institute’s 450 research and trial staff to help deliver global improvements in health.

Telethon Kids Institute

Founded by Fiona Stanley and now based at Perth Children’s Hospital, the Telethon Kids Institute is one of the largest medical research facilities in the country, with more than 700 staff and students. Led by Jonathan Carapetis, the institute is dedicated to discovering why childhood diseases develop and researches new preventative measures and improved therapy options.

Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science

One of the state’s most established medical research units, the Perron Institute has been an international leader in research into muscle, nerve and brain conditions since 1982. Major achievements include discoveries around which genes cause disease, and advancements in robotics-related rehabilitative technologies.

Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation

For more than 30 years, the Children’s Leukaemia & Cancer Research Foundation has been leading the search for cures for childhood cancer in WA. The foundation has a cooperative relationship with the cancer ward at Perth Children’s Hospital and helped establish WA’s Bone Marrow Transplantation Program, which has greatly improved childhood leukaemia survival rates.

Fiona Wood Foundation

The Fiona Wood Foundation is a global leader in research and discovery in the treatment of burns. Established as the McComb Foundation in 1999, it was renamed in 2012 in recognition of Professor Wood’s advancements in burns management research, which includes the development of the world’s first spray-on skin.

Ralph and Patricia Sarich Nueroscience Research Institute 

Opened in 2017, the Sarich Institute at QEII Medical Centre houses five of WA’s premier neurological research organisations: Curtin University’s Neuroscience Research Laboratory; the Ear Science Institute of Australia; the McCusker Alzheimer’s Resarch Foundation; the SCGH/UWA Neurofinity Surgical NeuroDiscovery Group; and the Western Australian Nueroscience Research Institute.

Raine Medical Research Foundation

Formally instituted in 1957, the Raine Medical Research Foundation has supported medical research in WA for the past 60 years, contributing more than $50 million to major research projects, two centres of excellence, and providing hundreds of fellowships and scholarships for medical students. Mary Raine established the foundation, bequeathing her property empire to the University of Western Australia, a donation that remains the largest bequest received by the university for medical
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20th↓Cancer Council WA$25.0m
21st-Ruah Community Services$24.2m
22nd↓Lions Eye Institute$24.0m
23rd↓St Vincent de Paul Society WA Inc$22.8m
24th↓Intelife$21.6m
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Great for the State - Edition 3: Health & Wellbeing

Great for the State - Edition 3: Health & Wellbeing

04 June 2019

Our Health and Wellness edition highlights how Western Australia is evolving into a world-leading jurisdiction in medical research, pushing the boundaries of science and innovation in a quest for better health.
 

Medical marvels delivering outcomes

Medical marvels delivering outcomes 

Home to some of Australia’s most heralded and important research foundations, WA’s relative isolation has done little to dampen the medical research sector’s inspiration for innovation. Here are some of the leading lights dedicated to making the state, and the world, a healthier place to live.

Investments in medical tech to pay healthy dividends

Investments in medical tech to pay healthy dividends 

Billions have been invested to ensure WA remains at the forefront of medical innovation and discovery.

Healthway, Lotterywest lead drive for better health

Healthway, Lotterywest lead drive for better health 

WA’s government health promotion agency, Healthway, is poised to deliver more positive outcomes in the community following its 2018 merger with Lotterywest.

West best for mass fundraising fun

West best for mass fundraising fun 

Western Australians are putting their bodies on the line to provide vital funds for some of the state’s most active medical charities and research organisations.

Peak sporting associations deliver off-field wins

Peak sporting associations deliver off-field wins 

The collective success of WA’s professional sporting teams is currently the envy of the nation, but it is the collective influence of the state’s peak clubs on the health and wellbeing of communities that is perhaps their greatest achievement.

WA is a great place to be if you get sick

WA is a great place to be if you get sick 

World class specialists, first class hospitals, skilled health workers, a dynamic clinical trials culture and internationally regarded scientists researching and analysing diseases. On any measure we have the best of the best.

What's next for corporate wellbeing?

What's next for corporate wellbeing? 

Corporate wellbeing has moved from the ‘nice to have’ list to being ‘the bedrock of a high performing culture’. Gone are the days where a fruit bowl and gym membership are enough to tick the box.

Strong support for mental health

Strong support for mental health 

Working in remote locations in a FIFO or DIDO arrangement can create higher than average rates of stress, not just for workers but also their families. 

Active mobility key to healthier communities

Active mobility key to healthier communities 

Health policy debate featured heavily in the recent Federal Election, but one area that has a dramatic impact on community wellbeing, yet often goes under the radar, is mobility.

Western Australia’s sleep debt is costing us

Western Australia’s sleep debt is costing us 

We’re early risers in WA, waking at 6.45am - almost 30 minutes before the French and 45 minutes before London. That would not be problematic, but we are not getting enough sleep, averaging just 6.5 hours a night, with one in four Australians getting insufficient quality sleep.