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Research into Children’s Health

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By harnessing pioneering technology, expert hospital staff can take part in, and lead on, ground-breaking clinical trials – making sure Bristol Children’s Hospital and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit remain at the forefront of paediatric healthcare, improving childhood health for generations to come.

We’ve funded two dedicated Research Nurses who work at the hospital’s Seahorse Paedatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) to expand vital research capacity on the unit. Bristol Children’s Hospital PICU is one of the largest in the UK, caring for over 800 children and babies a year.

Our Research Nurses help some of these patients onto clinical trials to find new and better outcomes for seriously ill children.

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Back in 2020, as coronavirus gripped the world, we funded a new project to help provide much-needed data on how the virus evolves in healthy adults.

Over 100 members of the children’s Emergency Department were involved in the project led by specialists from Bristol Children’s Hospital and the University of Bristol.

As the dedicated charity for Bristol Children’s Hospital we were proud to support our NHS heroes through one of the country’s biggest crises.

The rapid response of our main charitable funder at Bristol Children’s Hospital, The Grand Appeal has enabled us to set up this important study (about coronavirus) in record time.

Adam Finn, Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Bristol and Honorary Consultant at Bristol Children’s Hospital

Investing in research today gives babies and children the best chance in the future, but we need your help to do more.