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Rehabilitation and Aged Care Service (RACS) Research Unit - Hornsby Hospital

Level 3

Old Leighton Lodge

Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital

Gate 5, Derby Rd

Hornsby

2077

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Rehabilitation and Aged Care Service (RACS) Research Unit - Hornsby Hospital

Contact us

Phone: (02) 9485 6880

Fax number: (02) 9477 9162

Email: [email protected]

 

 

Opening hours

Monday: 08:00 - 13:30

Wednesday: 08:00 - 13:30

Friday: 08:00 - 13:30

 What we do

We provide access to clinical trials allowing people to volunteer to test new treatments or interventions aimed at preventing, managing or treating various diseases and medical conditions.

The primary focus of our research unit is prevention, treatment and management of dementia, and dementia related memory problems:

  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Vascular dementia
  • Parkinson's disease / dementia
  • Mild cognitive impairment
  • Other memory related conditions

 What to bring

At the screening visit please bring:

  • Referring doctor's letters
  • List of current medication
  • Brain scan (if available)
  • Reading glasses

During the study please bring your glasses, have hearing aids in working order (if applicable) and return all empty and unused study medication.

 When to visit us

To access this service you must be aged between 50 and 85 years old with a diagnosed memory problem.

You must have a reliable study partner i.e carer, family member, support person to attend all visits with you.

You must be generally healthy.

You must be fluent in English.

Other specific research study inclusion criteria applies, this will be discussed when research staff first contact you.

 

 How to visit us

Turn onto Palmerston Road from Edgeworth David Avenue. The Emergency entrance is just after the Burdett Street Intersection on the right. The Multi-storey carpark is further along after the Northcott Road junction.

Transdev bus 575 travels to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital from Hornsby and Turramurra railway stations. This picks up and sets down at the front of the Hospital on Palmerston Road. There are no buses to the Hospital from Waitara Station.

The closest railway stations are Hornsby and Waitara. Hornsby is accessible via both the main Northern Line and the North Shore Line. Waitara is on the North Shore Line. Transdev bus service #575 travels to Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital from these stations.

From Hornsby Station – The distance to the Hospital is approximately 1.8km. If you wish to walk please note there are a number of hills. Exit the station on the George Street side via the pedestrian overpass.
From Waitara Station – The distance to the Hospital is approximately 1.5km. Exit the station on the Alexandria Avenue side. This walk is reasonably flat.

Hornsby Hospital has a multi-storey car park that offers 500 spaces and is located at Gate 2 (Palmerston Road). This carpark provides access for all areas across the campus.

Parking fees apply across the whole hospital in accordance with the NSW Health's hospital car parking fees policy and can be accessed here. Concessional rates apply to those who are eligible.

Disabled parking spaces are available in the multi-storey car park and also on Lowe and Palmerston Roads, though street parking availability is very limited. Your valid disabled parking permit must be displayed in your car at all times. Please do not park in restricted parking areas; you could be blocking access to emergency services.

 Referral information

  • Self referral
  • GP referral
  • Medical referral

You will be asked to provide the following information if available:

Self-referrals:

  • Patients Name
  • Name of Study partner
  • Contact phone number or email address and best contact time
  • Date of diagnosis
  • Name of treating specialist

GP referrals and Specialists referrals

  • Patients Name
  • Name of Study partner
  • Contact phone number or email address and best contact time
  • Date of diagnosis
  • Name of treating specialist

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