Funding awarded for PROTECT: A patient safety research project

Dr Dorothy Breen

Dr Dorothy Breen and Prof George Shorten, with the support of the Clinical Research Facility in Cork have been awarded €280,000 jointly by the HRB and HSE, to fund a patient safety research project entitled PROTECT.

The Research Collaborative in Quality and Patient Safety (RCQPS) award is intended to promote research in quality and patient safety in healthcare.

PROTECT aims to determine the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary, outcomes-based, team training programme for Safety Huddle performance in decreasing the incidence of patient adverse events.

The study will be conducted in Cork University Hospital and University Hospital Waterford.