Aligned with the UL Hospitals Group strategic plan, enabling clinical transformation is a key aim of the Health Sciences Academy. The Health Sciences Academy will contribute to this aim via key exemplar projects.

These projects represent the opportunity to bring together the clinicians from the hospitals group, the community healthcare sector, academic and research partners from the University and patient representatives. By applying a participatory health research framework, the overall effectiveness of these services can be critically analysed at an academic level, and areas identified which could be improved through scientific analysis and prospective clinical trials.  Such projects provide the opportunity for all three partner organisations, University of Limerick, UL Hospitals Group and Midwest Community Healthcare, to make a significant contribution to the improvement of health services, while at the same time, pursuing academic objectives through scientific studies that should merit grant support.