Thanks to loyal donors like you, TB Vets was able to grant $75,000 to VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation towards a Post-COVID Research Program. The project launched in June 2020.
Little is still known about lingering problems experienced by COVID-19 survivors and the appropriate care they will need. The study will address two key questions:
- What lung problems continue to challenge survivors of COVID-19?, and
- What tests are needed to meet the challenges to lung health and quality of life?
As a new disease, it is crucial to develop a registry (a ‘home’ where all medical information is collected and analyzed), alongside a Post-COVID clinic. The study uses an innovative approach that encourages involvement and open dialogue between patients and medical professionals. This work is important to British Columbians because it is vital in identifying and addressing meaningful research questions that will help patients get the (tailored) care they need.
The research program is set to run for two years with additional support from the provincial government.*