The Clinical Trials Unit at the Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital works closely with our specialists to conduct innovative research for a variety of conditions. High quality clinical trials are vital to making advances in treatment which will benefit the health of the local and wider Australian community.
Participation in a clinical trial provides patients with the opportunity to access emerging new treatments for their condition, which would often not be available otherwise. Patients also may benefit from having an active role in their healthcare and from the extra monitoring and support provided by clinical staff.
Potentially eligible patients for a particular clinical trial must give 'informed consent' to participate. To facilitate this process, patients are fully informed of their treatment options by their doctor, have the opportunity to ask questions and are given sufficient time to consider what option is right for them. No pressure is placed on patients to enter a clinical trial. Prior to commencement, all clinical trials will undergo ethical review by an NHMRC accredited ethics committee.
Franziska Limacher is the Clinical Trials Coordinator at SCUPH who supports trial activities including trial establishment, patient care and data management. Franziska has a strong background in research and is passionate about evidence-based care.
For all enquiries contact the Clinical Trials Unit on (07) 5390 6057 or email LimacherF@ramsayhealth.com.au