Northern Health

Deakin University - Northern Health Clinical Partnership


Background

The Deakin University - Northern Health Clinical Partnership was established in 2007. Northern Health provides health care services to over 500,000 people living in Melbourne's Northern suburbs and semi-rural regions beyond the city fringe. Northern Health manages over 600 beds and provides care in acute, sub-acute and community settings over five campuses: The Northern Hospital, Epping, Broadmeadows Health Service, Bundoora Extended Care Centre, Panch Health Service, Preston, and Craigieburn Health Service.

Vision

Northern Health's vision is A Healthier Northern Community and outstanding healthcare for our community.

Mission

To apply our resources to work with our staff and partners, offering our diverse community excellence in health care and well-being through: prompt access; a health promoting approach to quality care; effective partnerships; and education.

Aim 

The major aim of the Deakin University-Northern Health Clinical Partnership is to improve the quality and safety of healthcare by optimising clinical decision-making, increasing use of research evidence in practice and building research capacity, and ensuring effective workforce and service delivery models.

Objectives

The major objectives of the Deakin University-Northern Health Clinical Partnership are to:

  • conduct world class multidisciplinary research focused on optimising patient outcomes through effective risk management and workforce development.
  • increase research capacity by offering strong research supervision at Honours, Masters and PhD levels and mentoring clinicians as part of research teams.
  • to ensure research findings are integrated into clinical practice, education programs and heathcare policy by effective knowledge translation strategies.
  • develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based educational strategies that improve safety and quality of healthcare and decrease clinical risk.
  • develop, implement and evaluate innovative and sustainable professional programs that optimise workforce recruitment and retention.

Growing research capacity is one of the key aims of the Deakin University-Northern Health Clinical Partnership so we support a number of Bachelor of Nursing (Honours), Master of Nursing Practice and PhD candidates.

Director 

A/Professor Ana Hutchinson  (Chair in Nursing)

Northern Health: www.nh.org.au

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