Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) wins £3million for its world leading Somers Clinical Research Facility. This centre is a dedicated space for children from across the UK undergoing clinical treatment trials.
Since 2013 The CRF team have supported 92 early phase studies and helped coordinate clinical research across the hospital.
The new funding will allow the centre to focus on more complex early research for some of the rarest childhood conditions.
William Van’t Hoff, Head of the Somers Clinical Research Facility, said:
“This announcement is hugely important for GOSH and its capacity to carry out research. Without facilities like the Somers CRF, children would not have been able to access the life-changing treatment they desperately need.
“I am delighted that this award recognises the hard work of the CRF team so far. We will now be able to support more complex studies for children.”
Dr Peter Steer, Chief Executive of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, said:
“We’re thrilled that our specialist research facility has been selected by the NIHR for this vital funding.
“This will be instrumental in helping us to further develop cutting edge treatment and cures for children with some of the rarest and most complex conditions across the country, and indeed the world.”
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Notes to Editors
Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust is the country’s leading centre for treating sick children, with the widest range of specialists under one roof.
With the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, we are the largest centre for paediatric research outside the US and play a key role in training children’s health specialists for the future.
Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity needs to raise money to support the hospital to give children who need help the most the best chance for life. The charity funds patient and family support programmes, provides the latest medical equipment and supports the essential redevelopment of the hospital. It has also launched a five-year strategy to support research in some of the most serious and complex childhood diseases. Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity is the largest dedicated funder of paediatric research in the UK and our work is entirely funded through the generosity of supporter donations. For more information visit www.gosh.org