Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Clancy

Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Clancy

Conjoint Associate Professor

School of Nursing and Midwifery (Nursing)

Career Summary

Biography

Richard Clancy is a Conjoint Associate Professor with the School of Nursing. His substantive position is with Hunter New England Mental Health, based at the Mater Campus within the Centre for Brain and Mental Health. As Nursing Research Fellow for Hunter New England Mental Health, Richard chairs the Mental Health Nursing Research & Practice Development Unit.

Richard began his nursing career in the Hunter in 1979, specialising in Mental Health and Substance Use between 1992 and 2012. Richard's work as a Nursing Research Fellow involves promoting a clinical culture informed by research and pursuing his current research into synthetic cannabis as part of a PhD program of study.

Research Expertise
Translational research in Mental Health Clinical Practice. Nursing. Substance Use Motivational Interviewing Comorbidity (Mental Health & Substance Use).

ResearchGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Richard_Clancy

Google Scholar https://scholar.google.com.au/citations?user=Is_6t-oAAAAJ&hl=en

HMRI https://hmri.org.au/researchers/Richard-Clancy

Twitter https://twitter.com/richardclancy0

Teaching Expertise
Translational research in Mental Health Clinical Practice. Mental Health. Substance Use Motivational Interviewing Comorbidity (Mental Health & Substance Use).

Collaborations
Richard is currently involved in several studies exploring the use of synthetic cannabinoids by people seeking treatment for mental health conditions and people seeking treatment for other substance use issues. Tobacco Use by people with mental health problems is another area of current study. Richard is involved in several small clinical projects including the role of mental health service clinicians in addressing physical health issues for people who access mental health services, the role of clinicians in involving primary carers in treatment for people admitted to mental health services and post training supervision for clinicians learning motivational interviewing.


Qualifications

  • Master of Medical Science (Clinical Epidemiology), University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Social Science, University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Comorbidity
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Substance Use
  • Translational Research T3

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified 65
170199 Psychology not elsewhere classified 35

Professional Experience

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/05/2012 -  Nursing Research Fellow Hunter New England Health
Centre for Translational Neuroscience & Mental Health
Australia
1/01/2002 - 1/04/2012 Clinical Nurse Consultant Hunter New England Health
Mental Health & Substance Use
Australia

Professional appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/05/1979 -  Nursing Hunter New England Health
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Hungerford C, Hodgson D, Clancy Richard, Monisse-Redman M, Bostwick R, Jones T, Mental Health Care:an Introduction for Health Professionals in Australia, Wiley, Milton, 608 (2015) [A4]
2012 Hungerford C, Hodgson D, Clancy RV, Jones T, Harrison A, Hart C, Mental Health Care: An introduction for health professionals, John Wiley & Sons, Milton, QLD, 511 (2012) [A2]

Journal article (20 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Metse AP, Wiggers J, Wye P, Moore L, Clancy R, Wolfenden L, et al., 'Smoking and environmental characteristics of smokers with a mental illness, and associations with quitting behaviour and motivation; a cross sectional study.', BMC Public Health, 16 332 (2016) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2969-1
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden, John Wiggers
2016 Metse AP, Wiggers J, Wye P, Clancy R, Moore L, Adams M, et al., 'Uptake of smoking cessation aids by smokers with a mental illness.', Journal of behavioral medicine, 39 876-886 (2016)
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, John Wiggers
2016 Clancy R, Taylor A, 'Engaging clinicians in motivational interviewing: Comparing online with face-to-face post-training consolidation', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25 51-61 (2016) [C1]

© 2016 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based intervention that has been widely recommended in clinical settings whe... [more]

© 2016 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.Motivational interviewing (MI) is an evidence-based intervention that has been widely recommended in clinical settings where consumer behaviour change is a goal of treatment. Training clinicians in MI, as with other translational endeavours, does not always result in changes to clinical practice. The present study compares two post-training approaches to consolidate MI skills following a training workshop. We randomly assigned 63 clinicians working in mental health or drug and alcohol services to receive either face-to-face group consolidation sessions or to access a series of online consolidation resources. We compared clinician engagement and devised a new instrument to measure clinician outcomes. Participants who completed follow-up consolidation retained knowledge, attitudes, and practices, regardless of consolidation method. Face-to-face consolidation sessions were superior to online materials in engaging participants (mean sessions attended was 2.1 (maximum possible=3) compared to a mean of 1.38 sessions, respectively (t(61)=-2.73, P=0.008, d=0.72, 95% confidence interval: 0.19-1.25). Engagement to the completion of consolidation sessions was also influenced by previous training in MI. For every additional hour of previous MI training, there was a 10% increase in the odds that the participant would complete the final consolidation session.

DOI 10.1111/inm.12184
2015 Stockings EAL, Bowman JA, Bartlem KM, Mcelwaine KM, Baker AL, Terry M, et al., 'Implementation of a smoke-free policy in an inpatient psychiatric facility: Patient-reported adherence, support, and receipt of nicotine-dependence treatment', International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 24 342-349 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.The implementation of smoke-free policies in inpatient psychiatric facilities, including patient adherence, mental health nu... [more]

© 2015 Australian College of Mental Health Nurses Inc.The implementation of smoke-free policies in inpatient psychiatric facilities, including patient adherence, mental health nursing staff support, and provision of nicotine-dependence treatment to patients, has been reported to be poor. The extent to which the quality of smoke-free policy implementation is associated with patient views of a policy is unknown. We conducted a cross-sectional survey of 181 patients (53.6%, n = 97 smokers; and 46.4%, n = 84 non-smokers) in an Australian inpatient psychiatric facility with a total smoke-free policy. Smokers' adherence to the policy was poor (83.5% smoked). Only half (53.6%) perceived staff to be supportive of the policy. Most smokers used nicotine-replacement therapy (75.3%); although few received optimal nicotine-dependence treatment (19.6%). Overall, 45.9% of patients viewed the smoke-free policy in the unit as positive (29.9% smokers; 64.3% non-smokers). For smokers, adhering to the ban, perceiving staff to be supportive, and reporting that the nicotine-replacement therapy reduced cravings to smoke were associated with a more positive view towards the smoke-free policy. These findings support the importance of patient adherence, mental health nursing staff support, and adequate provision of nicotine-dependence treatment in strengthening smoke-free policy implementation in inpatient psychiatric settings.

DOI 10.1111/inm.12128
Citations Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2
Co-authors Kate Bartlem, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman, John Wiggers, Kim Colyvas
2014 Metse AP, Bowman JA, Wye P, Stockings E, Adams M, Clancy R, et al., 'Evaluating the efficacy of an integrated smoking cessation intervention for mental health patients: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial.', Trials, 15 266 (2014) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1745-6215-15-266
Citations Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3
Co-authors John Wiggers, Luke Wolfenden, Jenny Bowman
2014 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Prochaska JJ, Baker AL, Clancy R, Knight J, et al., 'The impact of a smoke-free psychiatric hospitalization on patient smoking outcomes: A systematic review', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 48 617-633 (2014) [C1]

Objective: Smoke-free policies have been introduced in inpatient psychiatric facilities in most developed nations. Such a period of supported abstinence during hospitalization may... [more]

Objective: Smoke-free policies have been introduced in inpatient psychiatric facilities in most developed nations. Such a period of supported abstinence during hospitalization may impact smoking behaviours post discharge, yet little quantitative evidence exists. The aim of this review was to provide the first synthesis of the research evidence examining the impact of a smoke-free psychiatric hospitalization on patients smoking-related behaviours, motivation, and beliefs. Methods: We conducted a systematic review of electronic databases PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and EMBASE from inception to June 2013. Studies were included if they were conducted in an inpatient psychiatric facility with a smokefree policy and if they examined any change in patients smoking-related behaviours, motivation, or beliefs either during admission, post discharge, or both. Risk of bias was assessed using the Cochrane Collaboration Risk of Bias Tool. Results: Fourteen studies were included in the review. Of the four studies that assessed change in smoking from admission to post discharge, two indicated a significant decline in cigarette consumption up to 3 months post discharge. Positive changes in motivation to quit and beliefs about quitting ability were identified in two studies. One study reported an increase in the rate of quit attempts and one reported a decline in nicotine dependence levels. Conclusions: A smoke-free psychiatric hospitalization may have © The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2014.

DOI 10.1177/0004867414533835
Citations Scopus - 6Web of Science - 6
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, John Wiggers
2014 Stockings EAL, Bowman JA, Baker AL, Terry M, Clancy R, Wye PM, et al., 'Impact of a postdischarge smoking cessation intervention for smokers admitted to an inpatient psychiatric facility: A randomized controlled trial', Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 16 1417-1428 (2014) [C1]

© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. All rights reserved.Introduction: Persons with a mental dis... [more]

© The Author 2014. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. All rights reserved.Introduction: Persons with a mental disorder smoke at higher rates and suffer disproportionate tobacco-related burden compared with the general population. The aim of this study was to determine if a smoking cessation intervention initiated during a psychiatric hospitalization and continued postdischarge was effective in reducing smoking behaviors among persons with a mental disorder. Methods: A randomized controlled trial was conducted at an Australian inpatient psychiatric facility. Participants were 205 patient smokers allocated to a treatment as usual control (n = 101) or a smoking cessation intervention (n = 104) incorporating psychosocial and pharmacological support for 4 months postdischarge. Follow-up assessments were conducted at 1 week, 2, 4, and 6 months postdischarge and included abstinence from cigarettes, quit attempts, daily cigarette consumption, and nicotine dependence. Results: Rates of continuous and 7-day point prevalence abstinence did not differ between treatment conditions at the 6-month follow-up; however, point prevalence abstinence was significantly higher for intervention (11.5%) compared with control (2%) participants at 4 months (OR = 6.46, p = .01). Participants in the intervention condition reported significantly more quit attempts (F[1, 202.5] = 15.23, p = .0001), lower daily cigarette consumption (F[4, 586] = 6.5, p < .001), and lower levels of nicotine dependence (F[3, 406] = 8.5, p < .0001) compared with controls at all follow-up assessments. Conclusions: Postdischarge cessation support was effective in encouraging quit attempts and reducing cigarette consumption up to 6 months postdischarge. Additional support strategies are required to facilitate longer-term cessation benefits for smokers with a mental disorder.

DOI 10.1093/ntr/ntu097
Citations Scopus - 5Web of Science - 5
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman, John Wiggers, Kim Colyvas
2013 Stockings E, Bowman J, McElwaine K, Baker A, Terry M, Clancy R, et al., 'Readiness to quit smoking and quit attempts among Australian mental health inpatients.', Nicotine Tob Res, 15 942-949 (2013) [C1]
DOI 10.1093/ntr/nts206
Citations Scopus - 21Web of Science - 18
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman, Kate Bartlem, John Wiggers
2012 Stockings EA, Clancy RV, Bowman JA, Terry MA, Wye PM, 'A randomised controlled trial linking mental health inpatients to community smoking cessation supports: Preliminary findings and discussion', HNE Handover, 5 12-17 (2012) [C3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2011 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Terry M, Clancy R, et al., 'A randomised controlled trial linking mental health inpatients to community smoking cessation supports: A study protocol', BMC Public Health, 11 570 (2011) [C3]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-570
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, John Wiggers
2010 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Carr VJ, Terry MA, et al., 'An audit of the prevalence of recorded nicotine dependence treatment in an Australian psychiatric hospital', Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 34 298-303 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1753-6405.2010.00530.x
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman, John Wiggers
2010 Wye P, Bowman JA, Wiggers J, Baker AL, Carr V, Terry M, et al., 'Providing nicotine dependence treatment to psychiatric inpatients: the views of Australian nurse managers', Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 17 319-327 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2009.01524.x
Citations Scopus - 19Web of Science - 16
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, John Wiggers, Amanda Baker
2010 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Knight JJ, Carr V, et al., 'Total smoking bans in psychiatric inpatient services: a survey of perceived benefits, barriers and support among staff', BMC Public Health, 10 372-383 (2010) [C1]
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-10-372
Citations Scopus - 23Web of Science - 18
Co-authors John Wiggers, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2009 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Knight JJ, Carr VJ, et al., 'Smoking restrictions and treatment for smoking: Policies and procedures in psychiatric inpatient units in Australia', Psychiatric Services, 60 100-107 (2009) [C1]
DOI 10.1176/appi.ps.60.1.100
Citations Scopus - 29Web of Science - 26
Co-authors John Wiggers, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2008 Cleary M, Walter G, Hunt GE, Clancy RV, Horsfall J, 'Promoting dual diagnosis awareness in everyday clinical practice', Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 46 43-49 (2008) [C1]
DOI 10.3928/02793695-20081201-02
Citations Scopus - 7Web of Science - 3
2006 Mueser KT, Meyer P, Penn DL, Clancy RV, Clancy DM, Salyers M, 'The Illness Management and Recovery Program: Rationale, Development, and Preliminary Findings', Schizophrenia Bulletin, 32 S32-S43 (2006)
DOI 10.1093/schbul/sbl022
Citations Scopus - 132
2006 Clancy R, 'Motivating substance abusers to enter treatment: Working with family members', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 25 291-291 (2006)
2004 Clancy R, 'Addiction and change: How addictions develop and people recover', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW, 23 130-130 (2004)
DOI 10.1080/09595230410001645673
2002 Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Reichler HM, Clancy R, Carr VJ, Garrett R, et al., 'Evaluation of a motivational interview for substance use within psychiatric in-patient services', Addiction, 97(10) 1329-1337 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 84Web of Science - 60
Co-authors Ketrina Sly, Terry Lewin, Amanda Baker
2002 Baker AL, Lewin TJ, Reichler HM, Clancy R, Carr VJ, Garrett R, et al., 'Motivational interviewing among psychiatric in-patients with substance use disorders', ACTA Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 106 233-240 (2002) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 68Web of Science - 46
Co-authors Ketrina Sly, Amanda Baker, Terry Lewin
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Conference (21 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Clancy R, Hazelton M, Bowman J, Lewin T, Flanagan K, Matikainen M, et al., 'Clinicians tackling disparities or passing the buck: The physical health of people accessing services', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (2016)
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Brian Kelly, Michael Hazelton, Terry Lewin
2016 Fehily C, Bartlem K, Wiggers J, Wye P, Clancy R, Castle D, et al., 'EMBEDDING A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE CLINICIAN IN A COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Jenny Bowman
2016 Bartlem K, Bailey J, Metse A, Wye P, Wiggers J, Clancy R, Bowman J, 'CHRONIC DISEASE RISK BEHAVIORS AMONG PEOPLE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS: PREVALENCE, INTEREST IN CHANGE AND ACCEPTABILITY OF RISK REDUCTION CARE', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Kate Bartlem
2016 Metse AP, Wiggers J, Wye P, Wolfenden L, Freund M, Clancy R, et al., 'AN INTEGRATED SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS: A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2016)
Co-authors Luke Wolfenden, Kim Colyvas
2015 Jackson M, Bowman J, Holland R, Lintzeris N, Clancy R, Bruno R, et al., 'SYNTHETIC CANNABINOIDS: PREVALENCE, PATTERNS OF USE, MOTIVES AND EFFECTS IN TREATMENT SEEKING CANNABIS USERS', DRUG AND ALCOHOL REVIEW (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Adrian Dunlop
2014 Clancy R, Hodgson R, Terry M, Dadd L, Kendurkar A, Clancy D, et al., 'Old school cannabis and the shape of future cannabis', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (2014) [E3]
2014 Clancy R, Taylor A, 'Improving future practice by consolidating past training in motivational interviewing', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (2014) [E3]
2014 Clancy R, Than CC, Mearrick A, Steele J, Skinner S, Lymbury D, et al., 'Honouring the role of primary carers in shaping consumers' present and future', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (2014) [E3]
2014 Metse A, Bowman J, Wye P, Stockings E, Clancy R, Terry M, et al., 'EVALUATING THE EFFICACY OF AN INTEGRATED SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS: STUDY PROTOCOL.', INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE (2014)
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Baker AL, Terry M, Clancy R, Wye PM, et al., 'IMPACT OF A POST-DISCHARGE SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION FOR SMOKERS ADMITTED TO A SMOKE-FREE PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL: A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors Kim Colyvas, John Wiggers, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2014 Metse A, Bowman J, Wye P, Stockings E, Adams M, Clancy R, et al., 'EVALUATING THE EFFICACY OF AN INTEGRATED SMOKING CESSATION INTERVENTION FOR MENTAL HEALTH PATIENTS: STUDY PROTOCOL FOR A RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL.', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Co-authors John Wiggers, Jenny Bowman, Luke Wolfenden
2014 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Bartlem KM, McElwaine KM, Baker AL, Terry M, et al., 'QUALITY OF IMPLEMENTATION OF A SMOKE-FREE POLICY IN AN INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC FACILITY: ASSOCIATION WITH PATIENT ACCEPTABILITY', ASIA-PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY (2014) [E3]
Citations Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman, Kate Bartlem, Kim Colyvas, John Wiggers
2013 O'Brien AP, Giles M, Parker V, Higgins I, Keatinge D, Guest E, Clancy R, 'Growing a nursing and midwifery research future in the Hunter New England Local Health District (HNELHD)', HNE Handover (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Tony Obrien, Isabel Higgins
2010 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, McElwaine KM, Moore LH, Terry MA, Clancy RV, et al., 'Do Mental Health Inpatients Want To Quit Smoking?', 12th Annual Meeting of the SRNT Europe Programme (2010) [E3]
Co-authors John Wiggers, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2009 Bowman JA, McElwaine KM, Moore LH, Terry MA, Clancy RV, Knight JJ, et al., 'Do mental health inpatients want to quit smoking?', Oceania Tobacco Control 2009 (2009) [E3]
Co-authors John Wiggers, Amanda Baker, Jenny Bowman
2009 Stockings EA, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Carr VJ, Terry MA, et al., 'An integrated smoking cessation intervention for mental health inpatients: From hospital to community', Oceania Tobacco Control 2009 (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, John Wiggers
2008 Wye PM, Bowman JA, Wiggers JH, Baker AL, Knight JJ, Carr VJ, et al., 'Smoking care and policies in mental health services in Australia: Healthcare provision or behaviour management?', SRNT 14th Annual Meeting. Annual Meeting Proceedings (2008) [E3]
Co-authors Jenny Bowman, Amanda Baker, John Wiggers
2007 Foster C, Wye PM, Bowman JA, Baker AL, Wiggers JH, Terry M, et al., 'Using smoke free workplace policy to mediate smoking cessation care in Mental Health services (Poster)', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, John Wiggers, Jenny Bowman
2007 Bowman JA, Baker AL, Wiggers JH, Foster C, Terry MA, Knight JJ, et al., 'Attitudes, knowledge and skills: providing smoking cessation care for mental health inpatients', Oceania Tobacco Control Conference: From Vision to Reality. Programme and Presentations (2007) [E3]
Co-authors Amanda Baker, John Wiggers, Jenny Bowman
2006 Mueser KT, Meyer PS, Penn DL, Clancy R, Clancy DM, Salyers MP, 'The Illness Management and Recovery program: Rationale, development, and preliminary findings', SCHIZOPHRENIA BULLETIN (2006)
DOI 10.1093/schbul/sb1022
Citations Web of Science - 82
2006 Clancy RV, Clancy D, Mueser K, Carr VJ, Lewin (Ext) T, Hazelton MJ, Sly K, 'The Illness Management and Recovery Program: an international effectiveness study', Acta Neuropsychiatrica (2006) [E3]
Co-authors Ketrina Sly, Terry Lewin, Michael Hazelton
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Conjoint Associate Professor Richard Clancy

Position

Conjoint Associate Professor
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Nursing

Contact Details

Email richard.clancy@newcastle.edu.au
Mobile 0408656166
Links Research Networks
Research Networks

Office

Room Mater Mental Health
Building Mater Hospital
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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