Wessex Medical Research
Address: Mailpoint 420, Level B South Academic Block, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD
Phone: 023 8079 4460
Wessex Medical Research funds medical research based principally at the Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust but also carried out in the greater Wessex region comprising Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset, South Wiltshire and the Channel Islands.
Current areas of research activity include breast cancer, heart disease, strokes, meningitis, asthma, Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s Diseases, osteoarthritis, childhood disorders, mental conditions and developmental studies during pregnancy. We also fund work of direct benefit to patients, particularly with nurses, midwives and therapists who are looking at practical interventions which will have an immediate application. This includes stroke rehabilitation and the relief of pain from rheumatoid arthritis.
We have a particular interest in encouraging medical scientists during the early stages of their research careers. For all researchers, the most difficult grant to secure is the first one and relatively small pump priming grants from our Innovation Fund can start exciting projects which in turn can attract funds from larger bodies and lead to major advances.
The benefits of our research are directly available to the population of the greater Wessex region as well as to the wider community.
Our fundraising income comes from many sources but we are particularly grateful to receive legacies which enable us to maintain and expand this critical research to the benefit of all.