The Central Coast Local Health District aims to become a global leader in integrated medical research. We are building our research leadership and expanding our research capacity, striving to see research become core business in all aspects of healthcare.
We encourage staff to strive for innovation and apply their knowledge and skills to investigate new ways of delivering care. Guiding our efforts is the CCLHD 2017-2021 Research Plan, which is aimed at changing the way health care is delivered across the region. The Plan sets out a clear map of achieving the District’s ‘Caring for the Coast’ strategy, focusing on key priorities around leadership, infrastructure, resources, training and collaboration.
Establishing a state-of-the-art Central Coast Medical School (CCMS) and Research Institute within a new Health & Wellbeing Precinct at Gosford Hospital is another significant step forward in paving the way for better health outcomes for our rapidly-growing community.
Developed in partnership with the University of Newcastle, these centres of excellence will deliver world-class medical training and research on the Central Coast. They will have the capacity to transform the regional economy and develop new career pathways for health professionals in the region.
Contact research office
If you want to learn more about the research we undertake or how to get involved contact the Research Office on
Phone: 02 4320 2085 or
Central Coast Local Health District
Level 1, Health Services Building (inside the Library)
Hospital Road, Gosford Hospital
Gosford NSW 2250
Research being undertaken within a NSW Public Health Organisation (PHO) requires a two-step approval process, it requires a researcher to obtain both Human Research Ethics Committee (HREC) and Research Governance approval before it can commence.