Medical Research and education budget wins
Yesterday’s state budget included full-funding for the new Footscray Hospital, in Melbourne’s inner-west. State Labor promised the hospital in last year’s state election. It will be built adjacent to a Victoria U campus where the university says (CMM October 8) it will develop teaching and research in health, biomedicine, exercise and sport.
There is also money for medical research (when isn’t there?) with $116m this financial year and next. Projects include the Australian Drug Discovery Centre at Walter and Eliza Hall, for “translation of biomedical research discoveries into new drugs for patient” and planning for the Aikenhead Centre for Medical Discovery in biomedical engineering.