Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility
The NIHR Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Facility (WTCRF) is based in the Southampton Centre for Biomedical Research at Southampton General Hospital. We provide modern, dedicated facilities for researchers and their volunteers, together with a team of experienced research nurses and support staff. Our focus is on clinical and translational research that will deliver maximum patient benefit across a wide range of diseases and conditions.
We work in partnership with the University of Southampton, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, the Wellcome Trust and the NIHR Biomedical Research Units. Our facilities are used by investigators from all health-related Schools and areas of the NHS Trust, as well as by external clinical groups.
We are an integral part of the Southampton Clinical Research Institute, which facilitates the conduct of clinical research through improved coordination and collaboration of support services.
Opened in 2001, the NIHR WTCRF places Southampton at the heart of new developments in the causes and treatments of common diseases including asthma, cancer, food allergies, sleep disorders, diabetes, arthritis, bone disease, infectious diseases, obesity and heart disease.
The unit comprises:
- temperature controlled consulting rooms
- a nine bedded adult inpatient facility, including high dependency
- a self-contained four bedded paediatric area
- bronchoscopy/endoscopy suite
- environmental laboratory
- physiology laboratory
- sleep laboratory
- prep lab
- Category III laboratory
- infusion room