Tiong, Zornitza, Sue and Seb receiving their public health award

VCGS has been recognised for their groundbreaking work in genetic diagnostics by winning the ‘Improving Children’s Health’ category in the 2017 Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.

Their project titled ‘Pioneering clinical genomics in undiagnosed children’ demonstrated the benefits of genomic sequencing early in the diagnostic pathway. Sequencing provided a diagnosis in more than 50 per cent of patients, four times the rate of standard care (and cheaper too).

Congratulations to the VCGS team, who’ve worked in collaboration with Melbourne Genomics Health Alliance and The Royal Children’s Hospital to produce such a fantastic result.

You can read more about the VCGS project in the showcase available on the health.vic website.