Statement by Chair FNUSA-ICRC

Gorazd Stokin - Chief of FNUSA-ICRC

Dear colleagues,

This week there were several press releases regarding International Clinical Research Centre (FNUSA-ICRC) of St. Anne’s University Hospital (FNUSA). FNUSA-ICRC has not been involved and it also does not have competencies to be involved in the matters reported by the press.

In recent years, we have worked hard together to build good relationships and gain a good reputation. We work in many areas and our common goal is satisfaction of patients. I do not want this mutual trust to be damaged by some articles.

On a separate note, I visited Minister of Health on May 28 to update him on recent successes of FNUSA-ICRC and to emphasise the need for a clear financial strategy beyond 2021 as mentioned to you in advance during the FNUSA-ICRC May 16 business meeting.

I personally do not know the rationale behind the press releases, which likely attempt to erode relationship between FNUSA-ICRC and the rest of FNUSA. Please rest assured that FNUSA-ICRC will continue working hard as a proud member of the FNUSA community.

FNUSA Director M.Pavlik and I have followed up and discussed the press release situtation carefully and stay united in our view and response.

I believe that these articles have not harmed the cooperation between FNUSA and FNUSA-ICRC part in the future and that we will continue to work together to help developing  patient’s  care.

Yours sincerely,

Gorazd B. Stokin, MD, PhD, FAAN
Chair – International Clinical Research Centre