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Ministerial visit—looking at research on the frontline

15 September 2014

On Friday 5 September the Minister for Life Science, George Freeman MP, visited the Trust to speak with staff involved in research at the hospital.

Photo: Mr Munther Haddad shows George Freeman MP the da Vinci surgical robot.

On Friday 5 September the Minister for Life Science, George Freeman MP, visited the Trust to speak with staff involved in research at the hospital.

The aim of the visit was to find out more about how research, technological developments and biotech developments are directly benefitting patient care on the wards.

The visit began with presentations by Mary Tourette (Head of Research and Development), Laura Braidford (Lead Research Associate), David Asboe (HIV Medicine and Sexual Health Consultant), Professor Derek Bell (Director of Research and Development) and Professor Neena Modi (Professor of Neonatal Medicine) followed by a discussion session with a broader group of staff from across the hospital.

As part of the visit the Minister also spent time visiting the wards and tried our surgical robot in the Chelsea Children’s Hospital with paediatric surgeon Mr Munther Haddad.