Department of Medicine Trust Lakes DHB
The recent agreement with the Department of Medicine Trust Lakes DHB establishes Lakeland Clinical Trial Group’s first site within a public hospital, providing LCTG with potential recruitment from hospital databases.
The Department of Medicine Trust is a charitable trust run within the Lakes DHB based at Rotorua Hospital. This new facility will facilitate staff and facility sharing, allowing Lakeland to perform a wider range of studies, including inpatient and oncology studies. In fact, the Trust has been running for over 10 years with both inpatient and outpatient studies in multiple therapeutic areas. The Department of Medicine Trust Lakes DHB not only provides LCTG with the potential to recruit from hospital databases but also a template for engaging with DHBs throughout New Zealand.