Earlier this year, a team of patient representatives undertook their annual inspection of the Trust, in order to assess the quality of the patient environment. Now, the results released by the NHS Commissioning Board today show that the hospital has improved in all of the measured areas, therefore supporting the value of taking on-board patient feedback.Read " Patients working together with hospital …"
The survival rate for patients who are brought into Derriford Hospital, for treatment with angioplasty and stent procedures after a heart attack, is among the best in the country, according to a well-respected national audit.Read " Cardiology survival rates among the best…"
When asked to rate their care on a scale of zero (very poor) to 10 (very good), our cancer patients, treated at Derriford Hospital, gave us an average rating of 8.7, according to the latest National Cancer Patient Experience Survey.Read " Support rates highly for Plymouth patien…"
Following their success at the recent World Transplant Games in Malaga, members of the Plymouth Transplant Games Team are now on their way to the Westfield Health British Transplant Games in North Lanarkshire.Read " Derriford transplant patients competing …"
Dozens of trainees have started an exciting new pilot programme in hospitals and care homes across Devon, training in a new role to become Nursing Associates.Read " Devon’s Nursing Associate trainees start…"
Three incredible individuals, who represented Team Great Britain and Northern Ireland at this year’s World Transplant Games, have returned with 13 medals between them. With one competitor breaking four records!Read " Large medal haul and four broken records…"
Yesterday was not quite how couple Anne and Donald Brown imagined they would be spending their 65th wedding anniversary. Nevertheless, they didn’t let Anne being in hospital get in the way of their celebrations.Read " Patient Anne celebrates 65 years of wedd…"
A Derriford Consultant Neurologist, who has a specialist interest in the field of Parkinson’s disease, has been appointed National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) National Specialty Lead for Neurodegeneration.Read " National neurodegeneration role for Plym…"
An event held at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust on 28 June 2017 highlighted the importance of patients’ experiences following major trauma, and that everyone has an important role to play in their eventual rehabilitation.Read " Patient experience is “fundamental” to r…"