May 26 2022 Posted: 08:00 IST

Patients with wounds and their carers are invited to attend a special public meeting in Galway next week. The Alliance for Research and Innovation in Wounds (ARIW) seeks to understand what issues are most important to people with wounds to know how best to answer the issues through research.

Prof. Georgina Gethin, a Funded Investigator at CÚRAM, Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery, NUI Galway and Director of the ARIW, is a lead organiser of the event. Prof Gethin works across disciplines to develop new interventions to manage chronic wounds to help impact the lives of those affected by chronic wounds.

The ARIW’s mission is toaddress the challenges for everyone affected by wounds through collaboration, pioneering research and innovation. It works to improve people's lives impacted by wounds and champion evidence-based, innovative care.

The event, which is to be held at the Maldron Hotel, Galway, on June 1st at 6.30 pm, marks an opportunity for patients and carers to share their opinions and shape research. The event is part of the ARIW’s commitment to Public Patient Involvement (PPI), which works with researchers, the public, and patients to ensure that the voice of the patient shapes and influences our health and social care research, enhancing the quality, relevance and impact of the research.

The Alliance for Research and Innovation in Wounds was borne out of the need to bring together the expertise in research, education and clinical practice that exists in NUI Galway, Saolta and among private healthcare partners into one unit that will strive to develop further and expand wound care in Ireland and Internationally.

Interested parties are asked to register their interest at or by calling 086.856.0053.

 For further information on the ARIW, see


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