Clinical Research Centre officially opens at Kids Research

The Hon Gladys Berejiklian MP, Premier for NSW and the Hon Brad Hazzard MP, Minister for Health and Medical Research today officially opened the Clinical Research Centre at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

Based within Kids Research, the state of the art Clinical Research Centre (CRC) was constructed as part of the Westmead Redevelopment project and is a purpose built paediatric clinical trials facility that is expected to significantly improve medical treatment for children and young people.

Welcoming 1000 children annually, the CRC will allow access to novel therapies and innovative research in a safe, family-friendly environment. For clinicians, it provides the facilities and resources to support active engagement in research and the translation of interventions from bench to bedside.

“This research facility will foster collaboration between researchers, doctors and nurses to discover new treatments and greatly improve the health care of thousands of children,” Ms Berejiklian said.

The centre will focus on a range of paediatric research areas including allergy and immunology, respiratory, cardiology, rheumatology, endocrinology, obesity, neurology, autism and psychology.

It will also evaluate the safety and effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and devices for children and young people.

The Clinical Research Centre features:
- 13 outpatient spaces
- The NSW Paediatric Gait Analysis Laboratory
- A multi-purpose clinical assessment room
- A dedicated reception and waiting area
- Interactive kids’ zone and parents’ lounge
- Biospeciman laboratory
- Shopfront clinical trials pharmacy

The Clinical Research Centre was made possible by a combination of NSW State Government funding and contributions from generous donors including Sargents Pies Charitable Foundation, EVENT Hospitality and Entertainment and Beryl Law's Estate