Introducing you to the new Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical Trials Centre (CTC), which was opened in June 2017.
Whether you are a current clinical trial patient at the Royal Melbourne or perhaps you are patient of the hospital and are considering enrolling onto a new clinical trial, we very much look forward to welcoming you to this new Clinical Trials Centre.
Patient care and safety
The CTC is a dedicated purpose-built space for the conduct of clinical trials. All clinical trial visits at the Royal Melbourne now take place in this space, across a large range of disease areas. The CTC has been designed first and foremost to offer the highest level of patient care and safety, with no expense spared in ensuring that all of the facilities and equipment are state-of-the-art.
Your comfort is important
From speaking with our patients, we know that it is also very important that they feel comfortable when they come in to visit the hospital. The CTC has been designed with this in mind, from the sofas with tea, coffee and biscuits in the waiting room through to the treatment bays, each of which have a remote control reclining arm chair and television with Foxtel to help you to settle in and feel as relaxed as possible during your study visit. There is a bathroom in the centre for your use. The CTC has also been designed to ensure that it is fully accessible to those with mobility issues. There is plenty of space for those accompanying you, such as your spouse, other family member, friend or carer.
How will I be able to find where I need to go?
It can often be difficult to find your way around large hospitals. We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible to locate the Clinical Trials Centre. Download the CTC Patient Brochure, which will provide you with useful information about getting to the Royal Melbourne, and then finding the Clinical Trials Centre once you have arrived.
The brochure also includes a basic map of the second floor of the hospital, so you know where to go. Don’t forget that you can also call your study nurse if you have any troubles, or you can call us and the team will be happy to assist you.
Do you have any feedback about your visit to the Clinical Trials Centre?
The experience of our clinical trial patients is absolutely integral to the ongoing management of the Clinical Trials Centre. We would encourage you to get in touch after your visit and provide any feedback that you might have. We’d love to hear from you and understand whether your clinical trial visit in the Centre met your needs.