3 results for author: Dana Lang


RBWH plays key role in COVID-19 drug trial

RBWH plays pivotal role in ASCOT clinical drug trial Thanks to the incredible generosity of the Australian public, the first Australian clinical drug trial (ASCOT) to test the effectiveness of two existing drugs in patients hospitalised with COVID-19 is officially underway. The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) is proud to play a pivotal role. RBWH is now ready to enrol patients in the trials, while our Pharmacy Department is packing medication kits and distributing them to around 70 other Australian hospitals and more than 10 New Zealand hospitals involved in the trials. The AustralaSian COVID-19 Trial (ASCOT) is testing whether ...

Urgent funding release for COVID-19 Grants

Urgent release of funding for Special COVID-19 Grant Round Research projects analysing the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) rapid response to COVID-19 and subsequent changes to its healthcare practices, will be the focus of a Special Grant Round being funded by the RBWH Foundation. RBWH Executive Director Research Services, Dr Merrilyn Banks, said some of the changes instituted in just weeks at the start of the pandemic, might otherwise have taken up to a year to implement. “It was amazing to watch the hospital prepare for this pandemic,” said Dr Banks. “Our incredible Royal team had to plan compassionate patient care ...

The world unites, May 5, for #GivingTuesdayNow

Together we stand. Together we heal. Together we give. May 5 has been declared #GivingTuesdayNow - a global day of giving and an opportunity for the whole world to unite against the novel Coronavirus pandemic. Make no mistake, the race against COVID-19 affects us all. More than two million people internationally have been infected and billions of lives affected. The hard work is far from over. You can assist the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital (RBWH) Foundation fast track vital healthcare projects by donating to the Coronavirus Action Fund. Those projects may include: A repurposed TB vaccine to stimulate immunity of ...