Wollongong Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Clinical Trials and Research

Wollongong Private Hospital Clinical Trials and Research Unit provides patients with access to new and emerging treatments and practices to advance medical care.

Our team of medical specialists, research nurses and scientists provide patient-focused first-class research conduct and management.

What is a clinical trial?

The World Health Organization defines a clinical trial as ‘any research study that prospectively assigns human participants or groups of humans to one or more health-related interventions to evaluate the effects on health outcomes’.

People volunteer to test new treatments, interventions or tests as a means to prevent, detect, treat or manage various diseases or medical conditions.

Clinical trials help to determine if new interventions work, if they are safe, if new ways of combining existing interventions improve outcomes, and if new interventions are better than the available treatments.

Clinical trials are a crucial type of research to find new and better ways of detecting, diagnosing, and treating diseases and medical conditions. Clinical trials aim to improve your treatment options and your quality of life by raising the standards of treatment. Australian clinical trials are internationally recognised for providing very high-quality patient care.

Healthcare services running clinical trials are committed to providing best practice patient care. Most modern medical interventions are a direct result of clinical research. Clinical trials often lead to new interventions becoming available that help people to live longer and reduce pain or disability. 

For more information on clinical trials you can visit Home | Australian Clinical Trials

If you have been diagnosed with disease or medical condition, you may be eligible to participate in a clinical trial that is available at Wollongong Private Hospital. Each clinical trial is designed with a specific set of eligibility criteria and trial procedures to be followed. These criteria may include factors such as the type of medical condition you have, your age and your overall wellbeing.

If you’re interested in participating in a clinical trial please ask your GP for a letter of referral to the Investigator for the clinical trial or discuss with your GP and specialist about clinical trial options that may be suitable for you.

Patients involved in a clinical trial receive treatments, observation and care from our team of highly trained staff.

You can search for available clinical trials here ANZCTR

The Clinical Trials and Research Unit is the central reference point for research undertaken at Wollongong Private Hospital. The unit manage all aspects of clinical trials and research from start-up to close-out including assisting with study design, regulatory affairs, participant recruitment and protocol visit requirements, database management and archiving. We liaise directly with the Ramsay Health Care Human Research Ethics Committee and Governance office.

We are experienced in Phase I - IV commercial, collaborative group, individual institution and investigator led trials and continue to expand our capacity and experience. We have a well-equipped facility and working relationships and agreements with numerous third-party providers. We prioritise patient safety and experience, protocol compliance and data integrity for our clinical trials.

Contact Us

If you would like further information on our current trial portfolio and research services, please contact Megan Miller, Clinical Trials and Research Manager, ClinicalTrials.WGP@ramsayhealth.com.au or 02 4286 1287

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We have joined the ClinTrial Refer research community. To view all our trials, please search ‘Wollongong Private Hospital’ on the ClinTrial Refer App or website.

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