HammondCare partners with USYD

HammondCare and University of Sydney have announced a formal partnership aimed at shaping the sector through collaboration on research, education and social impact.

Not-for-profit aged, dementia and palliative care provider HammondCare and University of Sydney have announced a formal partnership to collaborate on research, education and social impact in a bid to drive improvements in the aged care sector.

The memorandum of understanding cements a long-standing collaboration between the two organisations involving research to inform evidence-based, best practice care in health and aged care.

The partnership will facilitate existing and future research projects including the recently reported project to implement person-centred reablement support for residents with dementia.

HammondCare CEO Mike Baird said the partnership recognised the provider’s thought leadership in aged, dementia and palliative care.

“This will support us to reach our ambition to set the global standard of relationship-based care for people with complex needs and to increase our care for those that others won’t or can’t,” Mr Baird said in a statement.

USYD vice-chancellor and principal Professor Mark Scott said the university was proud to partner with HammondCare.

“We support HammondCare’s vision for research-driven innovation in the health and aged care sector. We know that the work of our researchers and our students will not only contribute to, but shape how that is achieved and its impact on the wider sector.”

The partnership also aims to help inform education needs, upskill the existing workforce and better prepare students as they enter the sector with skills that are fit for purpose.

HammondCare executive director for research Associate Professor Colm Cunningham said the partnership targeted capacity-building in the aged care sector. “This is translating what people are learning into action to improve quality of care,” he said.

Main image: from left, Mike Baird, Belinda Hutchinson, Colm Cunningham and Mark Scott at the signing of the memorandum of understanding between HammondCare and University of Sydney. Supplied by the University of Sydney

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