Capacity Building Grant: The Townsville Hospital

Grant ID: CAPB-2010-007-TTH

Lay Summary

The Townsville Hospital Emergency Department (ED) aimed to increase research capacity in the ED . The vision was to create a sustainable research culture within the ED, with a positive research profile and a clear point of contact making Townsville attractive for collaborative research and to establish a track record of research success and outputs ensuring the long-term future of ED research.

Leveraged Funds

- The Townsville Hospital Private Practice Fund: $210,000
- In-kind: $156,500


- Natalie Thurtle, Colin Banks, Megan Cox, Tilley Pain, Jeremy Furyk. Free Open Access Medical Education resource knowledge and utilisation amongst Emergency Medicine trainees: A survey in four countries, African Journal of Emergency Medicine, Available online 11 December 2015. 
- Stephen R. Thom, Michael Bennett, Neil D. Banham, Walter Chin, Denise F. Blake, Anders Rosen, Neal W. Pollock, Dennis Madden, Otto Barak, Alessandro Marroni, Costantino Balestra, Peter Germonpre, Massimo Pieri, Danilo Cialoni, Phi-Nga Jeannie Le, Christopher Logue, David Lambert, Kevin R. Hardy, Douglas Sward, Ming Yang, Veena B. Bhopale, Zeljko Dujic. Association of microparticles and neutrophil activation with decompression sickness, Journal of Applied Physiology Published 1 September 2015 Vol. 119 no. 5, 427-434 DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.00380.2015. 
-Blake DF , Gibbs CR , Commons KH , Brown LH. Middle ear barotrauma in a tourist-oriented, condensed open-water diver certification course: incidence and effect of language of instruction. Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine [2015, 45(3):176-180]. 
-Lawton, L. D., Thomas, S. and Morel, D. G. (2015), Trends in access block 2011 to 2013: The Redcliffe National Emergency Access Target experience. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 27: 11–15. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.12345 
-Kaur PP, Drummond SE, Furyk J. Arrhythmia Secondary to Cold Water Submersion during Helicopter Underwater Escape Training. Prehospital and disaster medicine. 2016 Jan 12:1-3. PubMed PMID: 26754186. 


Amount Awarded


Grant Scheme


Principal Investigator:
Dr Jeremy Furyk


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