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Trust's research open day celebrates fifth year

Around 100 people, including staff, patients, pupils from Bishop Ramsey School and Harefield Academy, and other members of the local community, visited Harefield Hospital on 17 June for the Trust’s fifth annual research open day.


Visitors had the opportunity to see for themselves how research at the Trust is leading to improved treatments for patients.


Julia Coffey, patient and public involvement co-ordinator for the Trust's cardiovascular biomedical research unit, said: "This year’s research open day was a great success. With over 20 research teams taking part, it was fantastic to see how engaged everyone was with all the demonstrations and hands-on activities. Visitors were fascinated by the artificially breathing pig lungs, and enjoyed finding out about advances in heart and lung transplant in our pop-up surgery. There was also the opportunity to join in round table talks with our researchers, discussing the work that takes place at Harefield."


Research open day hearts
Fascinated school visitors look at animal hearts with morphologist, Karen McCarthy

Feedback was very good with one visitor phoning to say: "Thank you for a wonderful day, it was extremely informative and great to see the splendid work going on at the Trust … most enjoyable."


This year’s event was scheduled to coincide with centenary activities taking place at Harefield Hospital throughout the week. More information on the Harefield Centenary events calendar can be found here.


August 2015

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