Trust Biomedical Science Staff Demonstrate Value to Patient Care and Treatment

20/06/2019

Trust Biomedical Science Staff Demonstrate Value to Patient Care and TreatmentBiomedical science staff at Altnagelvin Hospital and the South West Acute Hospital, Enniskillen marked Biomedical Science Day (19 June) to raise awareness the vital role and value of biomedical science to healthcare.

Biomedical Science Day is a national event organised by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the professional body for biomedical scientists and laboratory support staff. The awareness day aims to inform the public and empower patients by telling them about practices in biomedical science, strengthen interdisciplinary team work and communication in hospitals and celebrate a profession that is at the heart of healthcare.

In its third year, Biomedical Science Day has gained significant popularity amongst biomedical laboratory staff across the UK, with hundreds of laboratories opening their doors or organising events in their local hospital or school.

Our Biomedical Science staff applied for and won a Biomedical Science Day Activity Fund from the IBMS. They are celebrating Biomedical Science Day at Altnagelvin Hospital on Thursday 19th June and South West Acute Hospital 20th June by hosting local events for Healthcare staff and members of the public.

Western Trust Biomedical Scientists Caoimhe Quigley and Una Porter said: “Biomedical Science Day gave us the opportunity  to build relationships with our colleagues, patients and public. By having such events we can help everybody understand the vital role of Biomedical Science in healthcare. We recently launched the Harvey’s Gang initiative at both hospitals and are excited to have the first tours for young patients over the coming weeks.”

Alison Geddis, President of the Institute of biomedical science, said: “Despite many encounters with our work throughout their lifetime, most people are unaware of the important role of biomedical science in diagnosis, treatment and general healthcare. The aim of Biomedical Science Day is to inform the public about the full range of expertise involved in hospital care, and to celebrate our great profession.”