Murdoch University in partnership to develop community nursing model for neurological care


Professor Leanne Monterosso, Professor Anne Williams and Dr Brenda Bentley with Kathy McCoy.
Professor Leanne Monterosso, Professor Anne Williams and Dr Brenda Bentley with Kathy McCoy.

MURDOCH University has partnered with the Neurological Council of WA (NCWA) to further develop a best-practice community nursing model for neurological care in Perth.

Last year, the NCWA introduced a new model called “Neurocare” into the metropolitan area after focusing on the State’s regional areas, and the research partnership aims to further develop the model for the metropolitan area.

According to the project summary, nervous system and sense organ disorders are the third major cause of disease burden in Western Australia and account for approximately 10 per cent of total health system expenditure in the nation.

“The aim and vision is to add to the body of knowledge in this area and to provide decision makers, policy and procurement with information on how best to service a unique state such as WA,” NCWA executive director Kathy McCoy said of the two-year project.

The partnership would enable future Murdoch University students to undertake research projects that are informed by the real-life needs of neurological patients.