The Haemophilia Centre at Kent and Canterbury Hospital has been awarded a prestigious £250,000 grant to lead a research ‘first’ into haemophilia.
The study, beginning in April, will be the first ever randomised clinical trial of its type for physiotherapy intervention in children with haemophilia. Haemophilia is a rare inherited blood disorder which affects males. The study will take the first steps towards establishing links between exercise, weak muscles and joint damage caused by bleeding in children with the condition.
East Kent Hospitals clinical alerting system wins regional award
East Kent Hospitals has won the ‘Enhancing Innovation Through Collaboration’ Award at the 2016 Kent Surrey Sussex Academic Health Science Network Awards.
EKHUFT and Careflow Connect Ltd won the award for their real-time communication, alerting and referrals system across multi-disciplinary teams.
William Harvey Hospital rated best performing hospital in country for trauma
A recent report published by the Trauma Audit & Research Network (TARN) shows that the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford is the best performing hospital receiving trauma patients in England and Wales.
The report rated over 100 hospitals offering trauma facilities across the country and ranked them according to performance based on survival rates of patients.
The unit, which forms part of a wider trauma network introduced in 2013 sees patients with serious and life threatening injuries.