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Improvement Grant Program

The HNE Improvement Grant Program encourages collaboration between HNE staff, service managers, improvement specialists and patients by supporting staff in implementing evidence-based innovations to improve the health outcomes of patients and the community.

These grants are explicitly focused on the translation of existing evidence/guideline recommendations into sustainable routine care delivery practice. As such, funding will not support research (knowledge generation) initiatives.

Improvement initiatives are encouraged that:

  • Address identified LHD priorities.
  • Are supported by literature or local evidence from small scale initiatives and/or clinical guidelines.
  • Demonstrate collaboration between clinical and service leaders, service providers, improvement/evaluation specialists, networks/streams, patients/consumers and Aboriginal advisors.
  • Include supplementary support in terms of (in-kind) resources, staff release time, funding, equipment or resources, consumables etc. from the relevant clinical unit or partners.
  • Improve the patient experience of care (including quality and satisfaction).
  • Improve health outcomes.
  • Reduce the per capita cost of health care.

There are no funding rounds currently open, please refer to the HNE Research Office Calendar of Opportunities for predicted future dates.


For further information or enquiries please contact the HNE Research Office or HNE Research Development Manager, Dr Kathryn Reilly:

Email: HNELHD-ResearchOffice@health.nsw.gov.au or Kathryn.Reilly@health.nsw.gov.au
Office Phone: (02) 4921 4140