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University signs new agreement with hospital trust that will see vital mental health research being carried out

Posted on 19 May 2021

The University of York has signed a new agreement with the Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust that will see vital mental health research being carried out at Foss Park Hospital in York.

The University is investing £500,000 in the hospital as part of an ongoing partnership with the Trust

The University is investing £500,000 in the hospital as part of an ongoing partnership with the Trust that will also see mental health researchers using dedicated research facilities at the hospital.

The research space includes a shared office space, two consultation rooms, a treatment room, a patient lounge and a clinical trials pharmacy room.

Critical

This space has been critical over the last few months, allowing TEWV and University of York researchers to remain operational and work together to continue to deliver priority and urgent public health COVID-19 mental health research studies.

Professor Charlie Jeffery, Vice-Chancellor University of York said: “This is a vitally important collaboration between ourselves and Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust (TEWV).

“Mental health is a key area of research at the University, and this new collaboration will give University and Trust staff the opportunity to deliver high-quality mental health research for our local population, the results of which will have far wider societal benefits and applications.”

World class research

Brent Kilmurray, Chief Executive of Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust said “Our partnership with The University of York is creating great opportunities for us to work together on world class research into mental health. By working closely we can embed research into the care we provide and in turn continue to improve the potential outcomes for people and aid their recovery.

“The dedicated space at our Foss Park Hospital is the next step in our commitment to working together for many years to come and I’m looking forward to welcoming staff from the University to work alongside our Trust staff in continuing to improve the lives of people not only in York, but around the world.”

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