Artwork installation celebrates clinical research

Date: 21 May 2021

Research Helix News

Yesterday (Thursday 20 May) an exciting piece of artwork was unveiled at Medway Maritime Hospital.

The artwork symbolises Medway NHS Foundation Trust’s commitment to providing the best care to our patients and our desire to offer the newest techniques and treatments to them.

The main feature of the piece is the DNA helix – an emblem of clinical science. DNA is also fundamental to the biggest clinical research project ever – the Genome project, through which, it is believed, we will not only be able to treat any disease but also reverse the ageing process and extend life expectancy.

Dr Edyta McCallum, Head of Research and Innovation said: “I would like to thank the Medway Hospital Charity and its donors for making this art project and DNA Helix a reality.

“We created the area to highlight our engagement in clinical research. We want our patients to know that when they are treated here at Medway, it is done with compassion and access to the best care.”

Dr Iram Ahmed, Clinical Operations Manager, Diagnostics and Clinical Support Services who led the project added: “I felt very passionate about creating a visual display to increase awareness of research within the Trust, to encourage and engage both staff and patient participation and to showcase the number of specialities that we conduct research in.

“Evidence suggests that hospitals that conduct research have improved patient outcomes. I therefore wanted everyone who walks through our doors at Medway NHS Foundation Trust to know that we are a research active organisation and provide them the opportunity to participate in a research study, if they are eligible.”

Medway NHS Foundation Trust is the leading Trust in Kent, Surrey and Sussex for patients participating in research studies and has been recognised at national and international levels. By taking part in research, we offer our patients new and up–to-date treatments and are always working to seek new treatments in all specialities.

  • Summary:

    An exciting piece of artwork has been unveiled at Medway Maritime Hospital, which symbolises Medway NHS Foundation Trust’s commitment to providing the best care to our patients and our desire to offer the newest techniques and treatments to them.