Clinical trials affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Clinical trials affected by COVID-19 pandemic

Thu April, 16th 2020 Clinical trials of new drugs to treat Huntington’s disease that are taking place in Australia have been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. The pandemic has diverted many staff into frontline healthcare and will impact on the three trials being...

HV update on services during the Coronavirus outbreak

HV update on services during the Coronavirus outbreak

Wed March, 18th 2020 Huntington’s Victoria is continuing to provide services and supports to the community during the coronavirus outbreak. HV CEO Tammy Gardner said the office remains open and all staff are focused on delivering the help and support that the...

The Hunters ready to ride for HV

The Hunters ready to ride for HV

Over 20 riders will be part of the Hunters team that is hitting the road in April to raise vital funds for Huntington’s Victoria. It is the 12th year that the Hunters have taken part in the Murray to Moyne cycle relay, a 520 kilometre ride across Victoria. Teams will...

Expanding HD drug trials is a positive development

Expanding HD drug trials is a positive development

There are positive developments in important Huntington’s research taking place in Australia and other parts of the world, according to Huntington’s Victoria Chief Executive Officer Tammy Gardner. Ms Gardner said the results of drug trials that had been released so...

The 2019 Gala Ball is declared a success!

The 2019 Gala Ball is declared a success!

The 8th annual ball was held on Saturday October 19 and was attended by 360 people including members of the Huntington’s community, researchers, specialists along with corporate and community supporters. Huntington’s Victoria Chief Executive Officer Tammy Gardner said...

Sponsors announced for Gala Ball

Sponsors announced for Gala Ball

The three major sponsors for the Huntington’s Victoria 2019 Gala Ball have been announced.   Once again GB Galvanising will be a gold sponsor of the event which is on Saturday October 19 in Melbourne. The family-owned Australian business, which manufactures and...

HV supports push to stop young people going to aged care

HV supports push to stop young people going to aged care

Huntington’s Victoria has backed the efforts of board member Dr Bronwyn Morkham to stop young people with disabilities going into aged care facilities. Dr Morkham, who heads up the Young People in Nursing Homes National Alliance, this month appeared at a hearing of...

Running for HD

Running for HD

Kirsty Pleiter knows firsthand the devastating impact Huntington’s disease can have on a family. Growing up she saw how it affected her aunt Lyn, who was in care, and passed away in 2009. She is close to Lyn’s two daughters, Lizzie and Kelly, both of whom have now...