Groundbreaking researchSupporting innovation, research and sustainable projects for the future of our community
Delivering New Cancer Research
Thanks to your support, a new Research Support Officer is helping to make a real difference for local cancer patients. This new role funded by donations, will mean we can offer patients new and innovative treatment options as well as emerging therapy techniques.
“Being able to offer more patients the opportunity to take part in research, and the potential benefits this can bring, is just fantastic. It has been shown that patients treated at a research site can have better results, even if they are not actively taking part in a trial. With this new post we will be able to increase our research portfolio and the number of patients we can see.”Chris Ford, Lead Cancer Nurse
A new immersive light experience at our hospitals
Thanks to a grant from Innovate UK, a new arts installation is helping local patients at Cheltenham and Gloucester Hospitals. The artwork project, known as ‘submergence’ uses hundreds of strands of individual LEDs to create a unique immersive light experience, with the aim of helping people feel calm and relaxed. It has been experienced by millions of people all over the world from galleries to festivals, but this will be the first time in a hospital environment. Working in partnership with the charity on the project are Squidsoup; the artwork is featuring in the waiting area in Oncology and the Children’s Centre. It aims to provide a calming and immersive experience for patients, whilst also hoping to inform future immersive technologies that might be used in a clinical setting.
You can watch the full report at https://youtu.be/NEaSH4O92lA.
Innovative Stroke Research Trials
Thanks to a kind donation, a new funded role is helping to deliver new research trials for local stroke patients. One in six people will experience a stroke in their lifetime and around 1,000 local patients will be treated every year at our hospitals. Identifying through research the most effective course of treatment and rehabilitation can have a life changing impact for our stroke patients.