Advancing the prevention and management of injury and acute trauma is the focus of a new partnership between Alfred Health and Monash University.
Each year, approximately 973 million people worldwide sustain injuries that require healthcare intervention.
The Monash Alfred Injury Network (MAIN) launched this week to bring together some of the brightest minds in medicine, and medical research. Together they are tasked to improve national and international health outcomes triggered by this global health problem.
This network of 21 groups – which includes representation from anaesthesia, trauma, rehabilitation and other Alfred Health units – will work together to reinforce Australia’s expertise in injury research, education, training, and clinical services by making our expertise visible and accessible in our region and beyond.
Speaking at the launch, chief executive, Prof Andrew Way said Alfred Health is proud to be a driver of this initiative.
“The work done by our clinicians and researchers in the space of trauma and injury is increasingly contributing to improvements in care,” Prof Way said.
“This network is all about making Alfred-Monash expertise visible and accessible in our region and beyond: reinforcing Australia’s contribution and capability in injury research, education, training, and clinical services.”