Our newsletter will keep you updated on research and training at The Baird Institute
2nd Heart & Lung Nurses Education Conference
A Better Bypass – landmark study!
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) might be the standard treatment for Coronary disease, but it comes with an increased risk of post-operative stroke compared to other techniques. However new research suggests that a few tweaks to the technique might decrease this risk… find out more about this landmark study, carried out by surgeons associated with The Baird Institute.
An article covering this study appeared in the February edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology (JACC)
THE BAIRD REPORTPlease click on the adjacent image of our newly published report to download a copy. Inside you will find a comprehensive guide to our activities and achievements over the past two years. We invite you to take a look inside and see how research outcomes actively and positively impact upon the patient and family.
Professor Douglas K Baird AM MBBS FRACS
Douglas Baird was a gifted cardiothoracic surgeon who epitomised the ideals of science, surgery, sensitivity and skill. He was devoted to his patients, many of whom became lifelong friends.
Professor Baird was committed to ongoing research believing that surgical outcomes must be continually measured and improved.
read more …
An amazing $9000 was raised at the James Wadland Night of Hearts! The latest James Wadland Night of Hearts (JWNOH) event, was held on April 2, 2018. This celebration, held annually on James’ birthday, was bigger than usual, due to the fact that this year, James would...read more
A Heartfelt thanks for surgery 60 years ago Rod Merrett was the first person in NSW to have had open heart surgery using the new American heart-lung machine. Rod was operated on at RPA Hospital in 1957 by visiting surgeons from Johns Hopkins Hospital in the USA, he...read more
Two future participants of The Baird Institute’s Kenyan Fellowship program visit Australia (Left to right) Photographed in front of RPAH; Dr Nikita Mehta, Dr Fredrick Mitema, Ambassador Isaiya Kabiya, Prof Paul Bannon & Dr Victor Kwasi In November we hosted two...read more
Dick Shaw's Mollymook Fundraiser was a great success, raising the amazing sum of $14,000. A wonderful night was had by all at Dick Shaw’s fundraiser for the Baird Institute down at Mollymook on the South Coast on February 24. 120 people attended, with the majority...read more
Carol & Gale Radford Managed to raise close to $1000 from sales at their annual Christmas stall. Carol Radford has been busy all year making gifts for her annual Christmas stall. This year she held two stalls; one in Terrigal and one in Bateau Bay on the Central...read more
In Australia, diseases of the heart, lung and blood vessels kill more people than any other disease.
Together we can turn that around …