9th July 2021
Care homes in Wales at the forefront of the latest COVID-19 treatments
Care homes across Wales are being asked to take part in a ground-breaking trial looking at reducing the transmission of COVID-19 and its severity in care homes as part in the trial called PROTECT-CH.
The trial needs as many as 750 care homes from across the UK, with at least 40 from Wales, to contribute to this national ongoing fight against COVID-19.
Study Lead in Wales, Professor Jonathan Hewitt, said: “As one of the few academic geriatricians in Wales, it was so important to me that as many Welsh care homes and members of the public are contributing to such life-changing research.
“It’s down to the dedication of staff involved in these studies that we have access to the most advanced treatments for residents across the country and I encourage as many care homes as possible to get involved.”
If you work in a care home and would like to know more about the study then watch the videos below, from Primary Care Research manager at Health and Care Research Wales, Angela Evans.
What is PROTECT-CH?
Why is PROTECT-CH important?
What do care homes need to do to take part in PROTECT-CH?
What support is available to care homes taking part in PROTECT-CH?