FutureMeds go! Offers Free COVID Tests at the Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital in Łódź
The symptoms of the newest COVID variants are almost indistinguishable from the cold or flu. As part of an ongoing COVID study, FutureMeds Łódź and Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital & Research Institute in Łódź encourage anyone with symptoms to get a free COVID test at FutureMeds go! mobile unit before entering the hospital grounds.
Observations of specialists across Poland show that the country is gradually approaching the peak of COVID-19 and influenza season. Although Poland has a strong 60% vaccination rate, according to the New York Times Vaccination tracker, without easily accessible tests, most individuals may not be aware of being infected and may pass the virus on to the vulnerable and hospital personnel. And as a result, the virus can spread unchecked.
Having access to free tests at the FutureMeds go! mobile point during these few weeks can be critical for the operation of Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital and the health of its staff and patients. Those who are eligible and interested can also join a study that evaluates the safety and efficacy of a new COVID-19 treatment.
“We have no idea how many patients with COVID-19 come to us because we cannot direct everyone to coronavirus tests. The availability of tests is negligible. Now, courtesy of a private company, we will be able to test for a few weeks, so in that time, it will be possible to know how many patients have positive COVID test results.” commented Michał Matyjaszczyk, Head of the Department of Family Polish Mother's Memorial Hospital & Research Institute (ICZMP).
Testing is a key for measuring the prevalence of covid-19 among the public and limiting the spread of infection among people at the highest risk from COVID-19, including the clinically vulnerable and those who provide essential healthcare to the public.
“We believe free testing is essential to keep the virus in check. Therefore, we are proud that as part of a trial, FutureMeds Łódź can offer free COVID tests to adults and children during the peak COVID season. Our FutureMeds go! mobile unit is open to the public at Polish Mother’s Memorial Hospital from Monday to Friday from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm”
- Renata Cendrowska, Site Director of FutureMeds Łódź.
About FutureMeds go!
FutureMeds go! has been set up in response to the current health emergency caused by the pandemic. Our mission is to reach people who find travel more complicated and costly and give communities access to new treatments that, historically, medical research overlooked. According to our initial estimates, a single mobile unit can reach and help over 15,000 patients each year.
The FutureMeds go! project aims to
✔ Give a wider group of patients access to free preventive examinations and medical consultations
✔ Increase patients’ awareness of clinical research and help them discuss the topic with specialists
✔ Boost patient enrollment in trials by increasing patient convenience and decreasing barriers
✔ Provide significant support to our Warsaw, Łódź, Kraków and Wrocław Dedicated Research Sites
Our specialist teams will use the first FutureMeds go! dedicated health screening mobile unit to provide a comprehensive health screening and consultation service for patients with a range of conditions both at our Dedicated Research Sites and in the local community.
FutureMeds is a fast-growing independent Site Management Organization supporting pharmaceutical companies, Sponsors and CROs and contributing to research to find effective treatments and medications for all patients who need them.
FutureMeds’ Dedicated Research Site teams strive to accelerate study timelines, streamline processes, lower costs and improve data quality to help accelerate patient access to new treatments.
Through acquisitions and a strategic focus on patient experience, the Company has developed qualified patient pools across Europe that enables faster patient enrollment and strong retention and help generate more accurate results.