The health and wellbeing of our community is at the heart of all we do here at HMRI. Throughout this time, we want to keep you updated on our response to COVID-19 and share valuable information and resources to support your health and wellbeing over the coming weeks and months.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - What Our Community Needs To Know

24 March 2020

In the first video of our COVID-19 series, our Director Professor Tom Walley provides an update about HMRI’s COVID-19 pandemic response. This is a stressful time as it’s an uncharted experience for all of us, which is why HMRI is providing relevant and up-to-date information on what you can do to help yourself and others in the community.

We will be sharing regular information here on our website and social media channels, so please check in regularly.  And if you have any questions please email us or ask via our social channels.

Dr Craig Dalton
April 7, 2020

FluTracking, an online surveillance system developed in the Hunter for tracking symptoms of flu and COVID-19, has revealed the benefits of Australia's COVID-19 response. 

Jessica Stokes-Parish demonstrates effective hand washing
April 5, 2020

HMRI researcher and ICU nurse, Jessica Stokes-Parish, explains how to wash your hands with soap and water to remove COVID-19 and other germs.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - how we can all help control the spread
April 4, 2020

We’re all in this together, and every single person has a role to play in controlling the spread of COVID-19. We’ve asked HMRI affiliated researchers and clinicians for their advice on controlling the spread and how we can all help.

Professor Tom Walley
April 4, 2020

HMRI Institute Director, Prof Tom Walley, features in the Newcastle Herald discussing ways Hunter researchers are working to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.

Professor Josh Davis
April 3, 2020

Australia is currently implementing social distancing and public health measures to control the spread of COVID-19. We ask HMRI researchers and clinicians to explain why we need to control the spread of COVID-19.

Professor Tom Walley
April 2, 2020

HMRI Institute Director, Professor Tom Walley, features in the Newcastle Herald with other medical experts discussing how long coronavirus pandemic is likely to last in Australia.

Professor David Durrheim
April 2, 2020

Up to 5 million Australians are estimated to be at risk of COVID-19 infection with their fate literally resting in the hands of community.

What is COVID-19?
April 1, 2020

Three of our expert researchers share their insights into what COVID-19 is, how it differs to other types of coronavirus and how it affects people - especially those in vulnerable groups.

How are the most serious COVID-19 cases treated, and does the coronavirus cause lasting damage?
March 30, 2020

How are the most serious COVID-19 cases treated, and does the virus cause lasting damage?

How to manage stress, worry and anxiety in the coronavirus crisis
March 29, 2020

Dr Kylie Bailey features in the Newcastle Herald addressing the need to manage stress and anxiety associated with the coronavirus crisis.