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Grants

Grants

In the past 20 years, 19 research grants have been awarded by the Nursing Research Foundation totalling approximately  $200,000.

Grants have been awarded for a range of research topics including

  • support for graduate nurses
  • assessment of people with mental illness and concurrent drug and alcohol abuse
  • improving the care of bariatric patients
  • improving discharge processes in partnership with consumers

Grants for research projects are available to any nurse who is a member of the RPH Nursing Research Foundation. Grants are awarded on an annual basis following committee assessment of the application. The research project should aim to advance nursing knowledge to improve patient care.

Applications for the NRF Grants to be announced in January 2021

RPH Nursing Research Foundation

Grants

Doreen McCarthy Research Grant 2020
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Doreen McCarthy Nursing Research Grant 2020

The Doreen McCarthy Nursing Research Grant (DMNRG) is a collaborative initiative between RPH Research Foundation and the Royal Perth Hospital Nursing Research Foundation. It was created in honour of Professor Doreen McCarthy, former Director…
nurses working with patient
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Two Person IV Medication Administration

Background: This project aimed to evaluate the safety, efficiency and cost of a two person independent IV medication administration procedure to the bedside compared to current single person IV medication administration. A secondary…
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Implementation of Visual Risk Alerts at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH).

RPH recognised that there were significant gaps in how the risk of patient aggression was communicated to staff, in particular those with limited or no access to patient documentation, electronic patient information systems or verbal handover. The…
Amazing Nursing and Midwifery Care Group
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Amazing Nursing and Midwifery Care Project

Amazing Nursing and Midwifery Care Project Update July 2019 The Amazing Nursing and Midwifery Care (ANMC) initiative has been successfully rolled out to 22 clinical areas across the Royal Perth Bentley Group (RPBG).  Highlighted baseline…
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Flagging Systems

Update! Alert Systems in use at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) for Patient Aggression, How they Affect Identified High Risk Staff Groups and Alert Systems in Similar Hospitals.  RPH has a significant organisational and occupational safety and…
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Hospital Discharge Stage 2

Improving the hospital discharge process to minimize patient readmission: a partnership with consumers. This proposal is based upon findings of pilot work for improving patient discharge processes undertaken in 2017 in the Acute Medical Unit1. The…

Applications for the NRF Grants to be announced in September 2020 .

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I join the Foundation?

Current nursing staff of Royal Perth Bentley Group can join the Foundation with a simple payroll deduction of $1 per week. Please see your Nurse Manager who can help you with this process or send us a message.

Also former members of the nursing staff who make a minimum donation of $100 per annum are very welcome to join. Please send us a message.

Who is eligible to apply for a grant?

Grants for research projects are available to any nurse who is a member of the RPH Nursing Research Foundation.

How do I apply for a grant?

The researcher will need to submit the application for a research grant in the timeframe indicated during the grant cycle. The dates of the cycle will be advertised on the Royal Perth Hub, Foundations website. The application forms will be available on the Foundation website.

Where can I obtain advice regarding undertaking research?

Royal Perth Bentley Group, Nurse Researcher, ph 92242976

Do I have to apply each year to continue getting the grant?

The grant awarded will be for the duration of the project even if the project continues longer than the year.