As a nurse practitioner with more than 50 years of experience in respiratory medicine, I have seen the transformative impact that research can have on the lives of those with lung conditions.

That's why I am passionate about turning Western Australia into a LUNG RESEARCH SUPERPOWER. By investing ambitiously in lung research and with your help, we can save countless lives and improve the quality of life for those who suffer from lung conditions.

Will you join me in making this vision a reality?
By donating today we can achieve great things together.

In sharing my research journey with you today, I hope to inspire you to imagine the bigger impact we can make together. While my experience spans five decades, the potential for ground-breaking research into lung conditions is endless.

Transforming respiratory care through research breakthroughs: pleural medicine, telehealth and life-saving treatments

Lung transplants:
Back in 1989, I spent most of my time caring for lung transplant patients as a clinical nurse specialist. Over the course of ten years, we managed the transfer of more than 100 patients to transplant centres in Sydney and Melbourne and saved many lives. It was ongoing research that helped to improve the post-transplantation care of many of these patients.

Pleural medicine:
In 2009, I had the privilege of working with Professor
Gary Lee, a world leader in pleural medicine. Professor Lee led breakthrough research into the use of an indwelling pleural catheter (IPC). IPC is a small device that is inserted into the chest cavity via a simple procedure. The device enables patients to drain their fluid at home and has since been used by many doctors and patients across the globe.

In 2016, I was part of a team who secured funding from the Institute’s Glenn Brown Memorial Fund to evaluate the impact of telehealth clinics on the health outcomes of adults living with cystic fibrosis in rural areas. Our study showed that telehealth services increased access to healthcare, provided more frequent monitoring and reduced healthcare costs for patients.

Lifesaving treatments:
I have also been involved in break-through clinical trial studies over the past 20 years, working with many esteemed respiratory researchers from the Institute like Professors Philip Thompson and Bruce Robinson. Their clinical trials led to the development of life-changing treatments such as biologics for severe asthma and the first blood test for the deadly lung cancer - mesothelioma.

This is just a small snapshot, over five decades, of the wins we’ve had in delivering game-changing research to diagnose, treat and manage respiratory conditions here in WA.

That's why I'm asking for your help today. Together we have the power to change the future of lung disease research in WA.

By joining me and making a donation today, we can work towards our goal of becoming a LUNG RESEARCH SUPERPOWER.

Let's reduce the number of attacks, hospitalisations and deaths caused by respiratory conditions today.

Sue Morey

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