Lifesaving research on show at Royal Brompton Hospital open day

The latest innovations in medical research will be showcased at Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust’s seventh annual heart and lung research open day on Tuesday 2 July 2019. The event is open to all and there is no need to book.

Research

The organisation’s medical professionals, researchers, patients, their families and volunteers play a leading role in global research. 

At this free event visitors will be given the chance to find out more about research involving hundreds of patients and healthy volunteers each year at both Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals, alongside academic partner Imperial College London, and learn more about how it leads to medical breakthroughs and new treatments for heart and lung disease.

Guests will be able to try their hand at several activities, including demonstrations of the cutting-edge equipment used to help keep people’s hearts and lungs alive in intensive care, finding out how beatboxing and singing can help keep people’s lungs healthy, and comparing the sounds made by healthy and unhealthy lungs. 

There will be opportunities to find out more about our latest research through interactive sessions, activities and stalls, and even take part in a mock ‘clinical trial’ – which involves sampling chocolate – to learn more about the process.

Zahra Aden, patient and public involvement lead for research, said: “Our patients and communities are at the heart of our research, from helping shape the questions we ask, to participating in invaluable clinical trials. The open day is an exciting, fun and informative way of sharing our work and saying thank you to them their support during the year.”

The event will take place from 11am until 2pm on Tuesday 2 July in the main reception at Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP.