The George Institute, Australia, hosted on 4 October an in-depth Q and A conversation, Health in 21st Century Australia, between Greens Leader, Senator Richard Di Natale and Deputy Executive Director of The George Institute, Australia, Professor Bruce Neal. They discussed health priorities in modern Australia. Guests included healthcare professionals, advocates, policymakers, consumers and health researchers.
The number of people with sepsis in Australian intensive care units (ICUs) is 50% higher than previously reported. The report from Royal North Shore Hospital and The George Institute for Global Health also found death rates for sepsis had been underestimated by 10%, with around a third of patients with sepsis in ICUs losing their lives.
Lisa Dillon joined the George Institute in May 2016 as a PhD Candidate with the Injury Division. Lisa is also an Orientation and Mobility Specialist, teaching individuals of all ages with vision impairment to travel safely, confidently and independently in their environment. Previously, Lisa has worked with adults who have sustained injury due to workplace incidents return to work and remain independent.
A new low dose three in one pill to treat hypertension could transform the way high blood pressure is treated around the world. A trial led by The George Institute for Global Health revealed that most patients – 70 per cent – reached blood pressure targets with the ‘Triple Pill’, compared to just over half receiving normal care.
"I am a research assistant and PhD candidate, currently conducting research looking at gender differences in dietary intake and health outcomes at a population level, to identify if there is a need for gender sensitive food policy."