Medical research is the driving force behind better diagnosis, treatment, and care for all Australian patients.
That’s why it’s a key pillar in the Turnbull Government’s Long Term National Health Plan.
Over the next four year we will more than double Australia’s investment in health and medical research, with over $1.4 billion in additional investment through the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF).
To date I have had the pleasure of announcing nearly $250 million in the first MRFF programs.
The Hunter Medical Research Institute has already benefited as part of a consortium, from funding through the MRFF Rapid Applied Research Translation program.
This funding will assist the Hunter Medical Research Institute to collaborate on ways to provide better standards of care and help improve public access to appropriate health care. This research will deliver scalable solutions to health service problems and directly benefit patients.
Over the last five years the Hunter Medical Research Institute has also been the administering institution for more than $36 million in research grants from the Commonwealth funded National Health and Medical Research Council.
For 20 years the Hunter Medical Research Institute, its researchers, students and support staff, have worked to improve the quality of life of people in Australia and overseas through its comprehensive medical research program.
Recent success include the Institute’s partnership with the University of Newcastle to develop the world’s first virtual platform to host 3D copies of human cancer tissues, and the Institute’s Brain and Mental Health research program into sporting head injury.
Health and medical research is today’s investment in the world-class health care of tomorrow.
It changes our lives for the better and I wish everyone at the Hunter Medical Research Institute continued success as we celebrate this important milestone.
- Greg Hunt, Federal Minister for Health