Ipswich Hospital is an acute health facility situated 40 kilometres west of Brisbane in Ipswich. The hospital offers all major health specialties including anaesthetics, emergency medicine, surgery, intensive and coronary care, orthopaedics, obstetrics, paediatrics, palliative care, rehabilitation and a full range of allied health services. Ipswich Hospital also provides a learning environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate clinical education and training. A major expansion of Ipswich Hospital was completed in 2014, transforming the hospital into a state-of-the-art medical facility and providing additional capacity to help meet the growing health needs of the region’s population over the short- to medium-term. Research: The purpose of health research is to generate new knowledge to contribute to improving services and outcomes for service users, while developing, improving and promoting best practice for service providers. When translated into practice, the body of evidence formed collectively by quality research studies helps inform practice, through the development and implementation of evidence based policies and procedures. Key challenges for WMHHS continue to be the development of a focused research and learning agenda that will provide the skills and knowledge to identify and meet the communitys healthcare needs. Research can be investigator-driven at a single WMHHS site, or part of a larger state, national or international study sponsored by a university, charitable organisations/foundations, other hospital and health service or pharmaceutical company. The National Health and Medical Research Council and the aforementioned organisations often fund research. Some research studies, such as those conducted by students as part of a Masters or PhD, are often self-funded by the individual student. In 2013-2014 research was conducted at Ipswich Hospital and The Park — Centre for Mental Health, Treatment, Research and Education (encompassing the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Research and the Queensland Centre for Mental Health Learning). The current stages of these studies vary with some still actively recruiting participants and others in the process of analysing the data and preparing findings for publication. Strategies: West Moretons Strategic Plan, Path to Excellence 2016-20 describes how we will serve the community over the next four years. It outlines key priority areas, objectives, performance indicators and strategies. West Moreton’s Clinical Education and Strategy 2015-20 will guide us toward our vision of embedding a culture of lifelong learning that enables our team to deliver safe, effective, patient- and family-centred care. West Moreton seeks to support clinicians to be active contributors in improving the way they provide care to our community through research and evidence-based practice. The Consumer & Community Engagement Framework 2016-17 outlines the way in which we work collaboratively with our community. We aim to build strong and effective partnerships within our diverse community, facilitate active participation in healthcare planning and design, service delivery and evaluation and improve health and well-being for all people in our community. Supported : NHS choices
The following is the list of articles by scholars from Ipswich Hospital that are published in OMICS International journals.