May 16th 2019

Public invited to opening of cutting edge research facility

Bosses at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust are inviting the public to the opening of a new £1 million research hub on Wednesday 22 May.

The Clinical Research Facility, based in the Outpatients Department, at Sandwell Hospital, West Bromwich, boasts 10 clinic rooms, a treatment room and laboratory where a wide breadth of research is already taking place.

Officials from the Clinical Research Network (CRN) will also be at the event, which takes place between 10am and 4pm.

Clark Crawford, Head of Research and Development at the Trust, said: “Research and Development is an integral part of the Trust’s 2020 vision to improve patient outcomes and quality of care.

“Last year more than 3,000 people took part in research at our organisation and their contributions and involvement will be part of what shapes the health service provision for years to come.

“We are proud to be opening our Clinical Research Facility which provides a suite of consulting, treatment and interview rooms dedicated for research participants while recognising that the majority of research happens in the wards, clinics, offices and laboratories throughout the Trust. This will add additional capacity to the Trust’s ability to ensure patients have a quality experience as a research participant.”

Watch Julie Colley, Senior Research Nurse, talk about the facility: 

 


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