News & Events

Nurses
This Saturday, 12 May, is International Nurses Day, a chance for us to celebrate nurses and midwives all around the world, and recognise the invaluable contribution they make to healthcare. At Kids Research, our many dedicated research nurses work tirelessly to help children live their healthiest lives through allowing access to novel therapies and innovative research in a safe, family-friendl...
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Technology
In a recent study published in Pain Practice, a new biofeedback relaxation app, BrighHearts, was found to help most young patients cope better with the pain and anxiety of procedures. "BrightHearts taps into children's interest in devices like smartphones and tablets," said Dr Angie Morrow from Kids Rehab and senior lecturer in pediatrics and child health at The Children's Hospital at Westmead...
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Research
A study published in Pediatric Anaesthesia shows that children under four years of age exposed to anaesthesia have a greater risk of poorer development and lower scores on numeracy and reading scores. The more exposure to anaesthetics, the greater the risk, the study found. The finding is based on a data-linkage study of over 210,000 children in New South Wales, Australia. The researchers c...
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Clinical Research Centre
The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier for NSW and the Hon Brad Hazzard MP, Minister for Health and Medical Research today officially opened the Clinical Research Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead. Based within Kids Research, the state of the art Clinical Research Centre (CRC) was constructed as part of the Westmead Redevelopment project and is a purpose built paediatric clinical t...
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  • 22 January 2018
Construction of the new, purpose-designed paediatric Clinical Research Centre (CRC) at Kids Research  (KR) is now complete, with the builders handing over the site last week.   The CRC is the first of its kind in NSW and equal to facilities at leading paediatric hospitals internationally. It is part of the KR project at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead, as part of the Westmea...
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  • 18 October 2017
Moving in
Our staff  have moved in and  begun work in  refurbished office space, completing Stage 1 of construction. This new  flexible work environment has  a high focus work zone and a  hub for socialising, collaborative work, meals and events. The 10 new meeting srooms include conference  rooms with advanced AV capabilities  and small rooms for...
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  • 13 July 2017
Stage One of the KRI building works is making excellent progress.  Twenty- two staff enjoyed a tour last week of a very empty floor space but, to the excitement of the KRI Project Team, framing up for the meeting rooms has commenced. Stage One is refurbished office and meeting rooms. Stage Two is the new clinical trials centre.  
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Research at the Kids Research Institute has shown that born babies who have surgery need more specialised care as they grow up than was previously thought. The international DAISY study is looking at the long term outcomes in babies who have surgery early in life. It has found that all babies who receive surgery are behind other children in language, cognition and motor development at both one...
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Sports medicine
The last thing 7 year old Jacob felt like doing during his long stay in hospital was exercising – but taking part in a research study on exercise and bone marrow transplant patients got him on his feet and moving again. Jacob needed a bone marrow transplant to treat his aplastic anaemia. Like other children who receive this life-saving procedure, it meant he had to spend many weeks in bed as a...
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