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VGLS research contributes to COVID response

Monday, 1 August 2022 at 4:12 am
Library covid research

The SSP Victorian Government Library Service (VGLS) has received praise from the Department of Health (DH) for providing timely and valuable COVID-19 related research that contributed to delivery of an important surgical program.

When Linna Nguy, from the DH Reform and Planning Division, requested urgent research into the impacts COVID-19 had on the health system and deferred care as a result the pandemic, Anne Unger, Research and Liaison Librarian, was quick to act.

Applying her extensive knowledge in health research, Anne was able to pinpoint relevant articles, extracts, and links to hundreds of articles and papers from a range of VGLS subscribed databases.

The research proved useful in supporting Linna and her team to develop policies for deferred care, which contributed towards investment to boost surgical activity across Victoria.

In addition to COVID-19 related research, the VGLS offers a wide range of services to support Victorian public servants in their research and studies.

There are several ways Victorian  can contact SSP library services (VGLS) including: