ACU Staff receive funding grant from the Ian Potter Foundation

Published: Monday 26th May 2014

Funding Grant

Professor Anne Gardner, Professor of Nursing and Director of Research and Ms Oyebola Fasugba, Research Associate from the School of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedicine in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Australian Catholic University (ACU) have been successful in receiving funding from the Ian Potter Foundation.

The project titled ‘Healthcare associated urinary tract infections: Proof of concept for national online surveillance system’ has received funding of $20,000. The project will run over the next 18-24 months and is jointly funded with support already received from a Faculty Research Grant.

Project investigators also include Dr Brett Mitchell, Avondale College and ACU Honorary Fellow, Dr Noleen Bennett, VICNESS (Victoria) and Ms Wendy Beckingham, ACT Health.

This project will develop a website for online collection of healthcare associated urinary tract infections (HAUTIs) surveillance data in Australian acute hospitals and aged care facilities to support infection control measures to reduce or prevent HAUTIs.

“The combined funds from the Ian Potter grant and Faculty Research Grant will enable a comprehensive data collection phase to test processes and will support from the web database team,” she says.

“This novel approach for HAUTI data collection will contribute to addressing this significant public health issue.”

The Ian Potter Foundation grants seek to encourage and support those dedicated to bettering our communities for the benefit of all.