The region’s health and medical researchers making a difference to the lives of local kids and their families, and research supporters, were honoured at the Hunter Children’s Research Foundation’s (HCRF) annual awards night on Thursday October 29.
Because of the capabilities of Associate Professor Chris Levi and the Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) Stroke Research Group which he formed, clot busting treatment has been available to stroke patients at John Hunter Hospital since 2000, three years before it became widely used in routine health care.
One in five Australians will experience a mental illness at some stage in their lives. Many will also experience problems with the use of alcohol, cigarettes or illegal drugs. For years treatment did not address the link between these two condition