Western Alliance awarded $9M grant to deliver enhanced healthcare at home for older people
Healthcare for older people living in rural and regional western Victoria could look very different within five years, thanks to a new $9 million research project funded through the Federal Government Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
Led by Western Alliance and in partnership with healthcare consumers, regional and rural health services, universities and primary healthcare providers across western Victoria, the project will identify and build a suite of programs to improve and extend in-home healthcare. Read more.
Western Alliance is a collaborative of 12 member organisations located across the Barwon/Southwest and Grampians regions of western Victoria. Members include four regional and sub-regional public health services (Ballarat Health Services, Barwon Health, South West Healthcare and Western District Health Service) two rural public hospitals (Colac Area Health and East Grampians Health Service, three private hospitals (St John of God Geelong, Warrnambool and Ballarat), the Western Victoria Primary Health Network and Deakin and Federation University. The two regions have a combined population of over 660,000 residents or approximately 44 per cent of rural/regional Victoria’s population.
Through a program of education, funding and advocacy, Western Alliance supports its members to improve the health of their communities through research-based and evidence-informed health care.