Congratulations to our BHSCT Critical Care Research Team on their amazing recruitment

September 30, 2022

I’d like to highlight the amazing work being done by our Critical Care team, based in RVH.


In the month of August the collective team recruited 24 patients across 11 studies on their portfolio.


NI Clinical Research Director Professor Jonathan Jackson visited the team in the Critical Care Building at RVH to commend them on their recruitment.


Pictured (L – R) Professor Jonathan Jackson, Critical Care Research nurses: Erin Collins, Kathryn Ward and Aisling O’Neill

*Other members of the Critical Care team not pictured: Jackie Green, Christine Turley and Chris Wright.


The team recruited to a range of studies including:

5 X patients to A-STOP

A-STOP: Antifungal stewardship opportunities with rapid tests for fungal infection in critically ill patients, is a NIHR study which aims assess the performance of three rapid tests to detect fungal infection. 


5 X patients to SOS

SOS: Sugar or Salt (SOS) trial: Hyperosmolar therapy in traumatic brain injury, is a NIHR study which aims to work out which is the safest and most effective drug to treat the swelling of the brain that occurs after severe trauma to the head.


3 X patients to MARCH

MARCH: a Leading UK-wide clinical trial to examine drug effectiveness for critically ill ICU patients, is an NIHR funded study, led by QUB which aims to investigate different drugs for helping airway clearance in critically ill patients who are on mechanical ventilators.


Huge congratulations to the team on all their effort and hard work!