Southend University Hospital tops the league for clinical research
06 September 2012
Southend University Hospital's reputation as a thriving research organisation continues to grow.
Southend University Hospital's reputation as a thriving research
organisation continues to grow: it has just been named the best
medium-sized acute trust in the East of England. And nationally the
hospital ranked ninth out of 49 in the same category for recruiting
patients onto clinical trials.
Hospital chief executive, Jacqueline Totterdell, who is also
chair of the Essex and Herts comprehensive local research network
(CLRN), said: "This is a tremendous achievement and reflects the
hard work and passion for research which is prevalent throughout
"I firmly believe that research is an intrinsic component of
good patient care. The work done by researchers now will bring
enormous benefits to patients in the future.
"After all, the drugs, treatments and medical devices which are
used routinely in clinical settings today are only available
because someone in the past dedicated themselves to some rigorous
and invaluable research."
The future of healthcare depends on health service professionals
to keep up that vital tradition, she added.
"Southend University Hospital is rapidly becoming more and more
recognised as a research-oriented organisation and I am delighted
that this has been reflected in these latest rankings."