More grant success for PREDICT

PREDICT has been awarded a $3.8 million Rapid Applied Research Translation (RART) grant to spearhead a nation-wide project to boost healthcare and research across regional and rural Australia – with a focus on bronchiolitis. Bronchiolitis is an acute lung disease caused by viral infections and the most common reason for hospital admissions in infants.

This study will bring together clinicians and researchers across craft groups and specialties from nursing, paediatrics, general practice, emergency, and intensive care to improve bronchiolitis care and build national capacity in research, implementation of research evidence and innovation.  Thirty different hospitals from rural, regional and urban areas will be involved.

Ultimately, the aim is to ensure that no matter where a young child is in Australia, they are able to receive the best possible care for acute illnesses.