Research Centre for Healthy Ageing set to open at Whipps Cross Hospital

Barts Health NHS Trust and Queen Mary University London have unveiled plans for an Academic Centre for Healthy Ageing in the UK – hosted at Whipps Cross Hospital – to improve the quality of life for millions of people in London.

Older people often suffer with multiple health conditions which generate complex healthcare needs. With one of the fastest growing and most deprived populations in the country, residents in East London also experience poor health at a much earlier age than those in more affluent parts of the capital, bringing about unique healthcare challenges.

Despite changes to NHS policy and practice to help improve the way care and support is provided, there are still gaps in the research and knowledge required to make the changes.

Putting the health and wellbeing of older people at centre stage.

The new centre will create a collaborative network of clinicians, researchers, educators, policymakers and the local community to transform how services work for older people, supporting them to live well and independently. The centre will also work across the region to support and inform better clinical services through healthcare training underpinned by the latest research.

Thanks to £6.6 million awarded by Barts Charity, the centre will be a network across Barts Health, Queen Mary University London, and partner care provider organisations hosted at Whipps Cross Hospital.

This generous grant will enable patients in East London to receive better care and treatment to enable people to live a longer, healthier life.

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