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Multi-site Health and Medical Research in Victoria

The streamlined ethics review process has been extended in Victoria to now include single ethical review for multi-centre health and medical research projects. This applies to any form of human research, as defined in the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (2007), including low and negligible risk review.

Under this process, LRH accepts ethics reviews undertaken by one Victorian accredited reviewing HREC. Further information on the application process can be found at the Health and Medical Research website.

Prior to commencement of a research project both ethical approval and LRH research governance/site specific assessment authorisation is required.

Latrobe Regional Hospital utilises the Site Specific Assessment (SSA) online form to address research governance and site specific authorization for local organisation sites. The SSA addresses the resources, study budget details, site specific policies, and declarations from departments.

The SSA Form is available on the Online Forms website. It is recommended that researchers also access the help information for guidance on using the Online Forms website.

Submission of research applications requires both an electronic submission and a hard-copy submission.

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HREC Contact Details

For any queries relating to the Human Research Ethics Committee, please contact the Ethics Secretariat by emailing: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone (03) 51738554 (Monday to Friday).

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Committee membership


          Simon Fraser, Chief Medical Officer

Executive Members of Latrobe Regional Hospital:

          Peter Craighead, Chief Executive

          Amanda Cameron, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nurse

Lay person – Woman:

          Enid Kay

Lay person – Man:

          Ray Mitchell

Person who performs a pastoral care role in a community:

          Canon Jeff Richardson


          John Sullivan, Lawyer (Central Gippsland Health)

Persons with current experience in the areas of research that are regularly considered by the HREC:

          Anita Raymond

          Cathy Haigh

          Suzanne Hasthorpe

Person with knowledge of, and current experience in, the professional care, counseling of people:

          Cayte Hoppner

Affiliated Hospitals representatives:

          Frank Evans, (Central Gippsland Health)

          Bernadette Hammond, (Bairnsdale Regional Health Service)

               Audra Fenton, (West Gippsland Healthcare Group)

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LRH HREC Meeting Schedule

Meeting dates for 2018 




Thursday 1 February 2018

Thursday 2 January 2018

Thursday 5 April 2018

Thursday 8 March 2018

Thursday 7 June 2018

Thursday 10 May 2018

Thursday 2 August 2018

Thursday 5 July 2018

Thursday 4 October 2018

Thursday 6 September 2018

Thursday 6 December 2018

Thursday 8 November 2018

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Operation LRH targets surgical equipment

More than 10,000 surgical procedures are performed at our hospital each year. We'd like our surgical teams to have the most up to date equipment available to improve health outcomes for patients across Gippsland. 

Support Operation LRH to ensure we're able to provide our patients of all ages with the best possible outcome. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your kindness!

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