For patients and families

Father and Son

Discovery today, treatment tomorrow

From lifesaving drugs to improved bedside practice, better patient care at KHSC is made possible because of the involvement of people like you.

Every day, in departments across our hospital, patients, family members and volunteers play a crucial role in helping our researchers and their teams find new and better ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating disease.

Your involvement in our research makes a difference to everyone. 

How taking part in research helps: 

Annetta Black participates in clinical trials to help Dr. Denis O’Donnell and the KHSC Respiratory Investigation Unit test new therapies for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). 

Dr. O’Donnell mentioned the studies and I thought taking part in them would be a good thing – if not for me, then for somebody else in the future. But it’s also really helped me.

— Annetta Black, COPD study participant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch Annetta Black participating in COPD clinical trials:

 

Research is very much part of clinical care. We’re not content to just give the same old treatments that people who taught us did 20 years ago.  We want to improve patient care.

— Dr. Damian Redfearn, clinician scientist and a specialist in irregular heart rhythm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch Dr. Redfearn talk about his research and how it affects patient care: