Consultant, Mr Alex Blackmore with Mr Hearty
Patients and staff had photographs taken with ‘Mr Hearty’ from the British Heart Foundation to highlight the importance of cardiac research.
The event took place at Blackpool Victoria Hospital on Friday, June 9, and dozens of people took part.
Mr Hearty, the mascot of the British Heart Foundation, was on a stand on the hospital’s mezzanine and toured the site to raise awareness of heart-related research studies.
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s Clinical Research Centre have conducted many research trials in partnership with the BHF in recent years.
Greta Van Duyvenvoorde and Steve Preston, Senior Research Nurses for the Trust, organised the event to promote the BHF research projects and clinical trials.
They said it was a great event and lots of members of the public enquired about the Trust’s research projects.
Andrew Heath, Head of Patient Relations
The Cath Lab team
On the way to the Cardiac Centre
Health Mentors, Chris Thornley and Anthony Barratt
Chris Thornley and Anthony Barratt
Russell Murray and Peter Boardman
Some of the research team members
One tour of the hospital
Mr Hearty – aka Lauren Pedley
James Finnerty and Tom McDonagh with Mr Hearty
Ingrid Kent interviews Mr Hearty
Helen Spickett and James Eaton-Cooke
Nigel Teague with his sister Gillian
Dr Venu Kollipara with Dr Sabry Palab
Dr Lutaaya Malgarzata (right) in the Cardiac Centre
Vivek Goodoory with Hina Faroq
Dr Brack and Dr Cassidy
Dr Billal Patel with senior research nurse, Steve Preston