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Post-hospitalisation COVID-19 study

Principal Investigator:  Professor Liam Heaney


Name of the Study: Post-hospitalisation COVID-19 study:A national consortium to understand and improve long term health outcomes



What is the Research question/aim? The challenges are to understand the magnitude of the burden of this post-COVID-19 chronic disease as a whole and in specific at-risk groups; the underlying mechanisms and biomarkers to predict future risk, the most efficacious and cost-effective pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions and how to construct long-term integrated clinical and research pathways required to tackle future waves of COVID-19 and other pandemics.


What the Study involves:  Two 4 hour visits  over 12 months.


PPI Involvement:    

Not applicable


Who can take part in the Study?

We are undertaking a research study involving adults who have been admitted to hospital with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection.


Contact Information:

Professor Liam Heaney

Clinical Professor

Wellcome Trust Wolfson Northern Ireland Clinical Research Facility

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

97 Lisburn Road




People locally who would like to be involved with this significant study can do so by contacting:

Bernie King


Telephone:     028 950 407829


NI Clinical Research Facility,
U Floor, Belfast City Hospital,
Lisburn Road, Belfast, BT9 7AB

Tel:+44 (0)28 9504 0342

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