Research at CCLHD
The Central Coast Local Health District (CCLHD) is committed to supporting high quality health and medical research, growing our research capacity and embedding and promoting a research culture, as outlined in the CCLHD Strategic Research Plan 2022-2026 (PDF) and reflected in the organisation’s vision of ‘Caring for the Coast’. A key strategic priority for the CCLHD is ‘Caring for our Future’ which encourages staff to strive for innovation and apply their knowledge and skills to find new and improved ways of delivering care and achieving better patient outcomes.
The CCLHD Research Office is located in the Central Coast Research Institute on the Gosford Hospital campus. The primary responsibility of the Research Office is overseeing research governance for the District which involves coordinating the Board Research Committee (BRC) and Operational Research Committee (ORC). The BRC advises the CCLHD Board and Chief Executive on research governance and strategies to promote and support research across the District. The ORC is a subcommittee of the BRC that identifies, develops and recommends the implementation of activities that will improve the operational effectiveness of research and grow research capabilities across CCLHD.
The CCLHD Research Office is primarily concerned with research governance of local projects as well as offering assistance with ethics applications, providing research education and training sessions, and assistance with grant applications for local staff and students. The Research Office is also responsible for monitoring local clinical trials, processing Honorary Conjoint Scholar applications, and managing grant-funded projects. Research Office staff can provide assistance to local researchers interested in finding a mentor or in collaborating with partners on research projects, as well as organising local events such as the annual Research and Innovation Symposium.
The CCLHD Annual Research Report 2020-2021 (PDF) includes research highlights, events and publications for the 2020-2021 financial year. This report also contains a collection of the research activities registered at the District last financial year, as well as research grants received by CCLHD staff.