Bolton Hospice runner-up for Best Contribution to Research Delivery outside of the NHS

Categories: Research.

… in the Greater Manchester Health & Care Research Awards 2023. Despite tough competition from a large number of nominees, Bolton Hospice has been recognised for their contribution to research delivery for their achievements in the Chelsea II trial.

The aim of the CHELsea II trial is to assess the effectiveness of clinically assisted hydration in patients in the last days of life.

Clinically assisted hydration (CAH) is highly debated because there is no high-quality research to show whether it improves end of life care.

The research aims to rigorously evaluate the role CAH in end of life care, determining whether or not it can improve end of life care for patients.

Bolton Hospice is the first hospice in Greater Manchester involved in the project.

The awards, first held in 2013, are organised and hosted by NIHR Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester.

They are designed to recognise and celebrate research delivery achievements made during the last year in Greater Manchester.

Dr Ellie McCann, Medical Director at Bolton Hospice said, “We’re very proud to have been recognised for our contribution to research delivery in Greater Manchester. Our team at Bolton Hospice has worked incredibly hard to collaboratively evaluate the effectiveness of hydration in the last days of life. The Chelsea II trial is an important research project that will enable healthcare professionals up and down the country to provide the very best end of life care for patients.”

Sarah Fallon, Chief Operating Officer for NIHR Clinical Research Network Greater Manchester, said: 

“Our judges were highly impressed by the quality of nominations and it was an extremely difficult task to separate the submissions and select this year’s finalists. 

“The shortlist features an impressive array of teams, individuals and projects which have made a real difference to the delivery of research across health and care settings in our region over the past year. 

“We’re extremely grateful to everyone who took the time and effort to recognise a colleague or team with a nomination and we would like to congratulate all of our finalists on being shortlisted in this special tenth anniversary year of our awards.”

A full list of the awards categories and finalists can be found here.

The awards ceremony was held on Thursday 5 October 2023 at the Etihad Stadium.


About Bolton Hospice:

  • Our consultant-led team of doctors, nurses and other professional staff provide expert care and support for local people with terminal or life-limiting illnesses and their families, in the hospice and at home.
  • We care for patients throughout their illness, helping to improve their wellbeing and quality of life. We also provide compassionate, dedicated and dignified care for patients at the end of their life.
  • We’re an independent charity mainly funded by the people of Bolton. To continue providing free care and support we need to raise £4 million a year through donations, fundraising and gifts in wills.

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