The Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research has rapidly become an iconic organisation in south-west Sydney. I recently met with some board members, including CEO, Darryl Harkness; board president, Terry Goldacre; Jim Marsden; and Professor Les Bokey. The Ingham institute has recently been granted some wonderful research grants, with my friend Professor Valsamma Eapen receiving a grant to look at the effect of COVID-19 on children and families and Dr Deepak Bhonagiri receiving a grant to look at virtual ICUs for the smaller hospitals in south-west Sydney.
The Ingham institute provides wonderful services from Bankstown through to the Southern Highlands. It supports our wonderful research scientists and medicos, and a whole range of services in conjunction with Western Sydney university. It's a great organisation. It only started in 2013, with support from the Ingham family—from Bob Ingham in particular—and also from Lady Mary Fairfax. It's also supported by local businessman Arnold Vitocco and the Perich family. It's providing great services to a whole range of people from Bankstown to Bowral. It's a great organisation and deserves the support of the state and federal governments.