Health region joins study

Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster with Murray PHN regional lead Donna Sedgman and La Trobe University head of Mildura campus Deb Neal. Picture: Ben Gross
Federal Member for Mallee Anne Webster with Murray PHN regional lead Donna Sedgman and La Trobe University head of Mildura campus Deb Neal. Picture: Ben Gross

LA TROBE University and Murray Primary Health Network (PHN) have joined forces to investigate issues surrounding ear, nose and throat (ENT) care inequality across the region.

The PhD project collaboration comes ­after the 2016 Grattan Institute report Perils of Place identified the Murray PHN region as having two “hot spots” of ENT health.

Graduate Susan O’Neill, who holds a master’s degree in science, was appointed to ­research the topic under La Trobe’s industry PhD program.

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