Published: Friday, March 22nd, 2013
Golden Jubilee undertaking crucial research
Current and future medical research will be the focus of the Chief Scientist for Scotland, Professor Andrew Morris’ visit to the Golden Jubilee National Hospital tomorrow (Friday 22 March).
In recent years, the Golden Jubilee, which is home to national and regional heart and lung services as well as being a major orthopaedic centre, has developed and enhanced its research activity. Active projects include 9 drug trials and 18 device studies. Currently there are a total of 67 active clinical trials – and that’s over and above the large number of trials that have been opened, recruited patients and closed in the last five years.
Two years ago, the hospital opened its new clinical skills and research centre called the Beardmore Centre for Health Science.
Current research trials at the Golden Jubilee span the following specialties:
- Advanced Heart Failure
- Cardiothoracic (heart and lung)
- Interventional Cardiology
- Scottish Pulmonary Vascular Unit
- Scottish Adult Congenital Cardiac Service
Mike Higgins, Medical Director of the Golden Jubilee National Hospital, commented: “As a national resource for NHSScotland, we firmly believe that research is crucial to developing our contribution within NHS Scotland and to the wider community.
“Research improves the sum of our knowledge and our understanding and it can lead to improvements in healthcare quality, better outcomes and care for patients and improved performance.”
As well as talking with staff about research conducted at the Jubilee, Professor Morris will discuss the ‘Options and Opportunities for Health Science Research in Scotland’.