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3rd Mar 2020
Alder Hey scooped two awards at the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards recently.
Alder Hey’s DETECT study won the Patient Safety Innovation Award, with our Asthma Mapping Project scooping the Award for Reducing Health Inequalities prize at the prestigious awards night.
The North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards celebrate the excellent work taking place in healthcare across the region. They demonstrate the impact of clinical research and innovation on patients and social care.
The DETECT study is an innovative project, which uses innovative electronic devices to record patient information, such as breathing rate and oxygen saturation, in order to detect early deterioration in children and to prevent critical care transfers.
The study, led by Gerri Sefton and her team, has been funded by a £1.25m grant awarded by the National Institute for Health Research Invention for Innovation Programme (NIHR i4i) and is a collaborative study involving partners from The University of Liverpool, Edge Hill University, Lancaster University and the healthcare IT company System C.
The Asthma Mapping project, led by Ian Sinha and Holly Bown, aims to minimise health inequalities of respiratory illness in children across Liverpool. We are working with multiple agencies, and analysing a variety of data, to develop a monthly 'heatmap’ that depicts locations with high paediatric asthma morbidity, and related contributing factors. This includes wider determinants of health, that are driven by socio-economic deprivation. Our unique, analytical technique provides us with the opportunity to identify and implement the most appropriate interventions, to tackle childhood respiratory inequalities.
Congratulations to Helen Hartley, who was also shortlisted for Research Student of the Year and the INCREDIBLE project, which was shortlisted for the Research Capacity award at this year’s awards.
Well done to everyone involved.
Alder Hey Children's Charity