Hope in hospital

Hope: What’s it like for you?

If you’ve ever been a hospital inpatient because of PH, this is an opportunity to be involved in a study into hope.

Rev Fran Kissack (pictured above) is a chaplain at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, working to support people across all departments, including the Sheffield Pulmonary Vascular Disease Unit. You can find out more about what Fran does here.

As part of her PhD studies, she is trying to understand more about what hope is like for PH patients who are in hospital.

What’s involved?

Study particpants will be asked to read through a set of statements about hope, and arrange them in order of importance.

This can be done from home, either via a video call, or by having the statements posted to you. There will just be a few questions to answer about yourself too.

Who can take part?

Fran is looking for people aged 18 or over, and resident in the UK, to take part in this study. You must have spent time as an inpatient in hospital, because of your PH.

If you would like to get involved, please complete the form below and we will pass your details on to Fran. You can also email her directly with any questions at

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