Alder Hey celebrated research for Clinical Trials Day
Alder Hey celebrated research with a number of events in the build up to Clinical Trials Day.
Clinical Trials Day helps to raise awareness and celebrates the success of clinical trials. It is held all around the world on 20th May every year after James Lind performed what is often considered the first clinical trial aboard the HMS Salisbury on 20th May 1747.
Alder Hey and partners held a number of activities and information stalls to highlight the importance of research through clinical trials at Alder Hey. Parents, staff and patients were able to find out about how research helps develop new treatments and medicines for a range of different conditions and diseases at Alder Hey and children were even able to take part in a special research themed treasure hunt around the hospital.
Every year thousands of children at Alder Hey participate in clinical studies to help find new medicines and treatments for children with both common and rare childhood illnesses and in 2016 Alder Hey Children’s Charity launched their fundraising appeal to raise £6m for ‘remarkable research’.
In April 2017, Alder Hey and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital were awarded £3.4m from the National Institute of Health Research (NICH) for five years funding into research in the city of Liverpool with the aim of improving the health and well-being of babies, children, young people and adults
How clinical trials have helped Lily