University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) is currently taking part in a country-wide urgent public health study to understand whether healthcare workers who have antibodies to COVID-19 are protected against future infections of the virus.Read " The national study mapping the COVID jou…"
We are now able to offer restricted viewings (no more than two visitors) for families of the deceased during the Medical Examiner opening hours (09:30 – 16:00).Read " Changes to Viewings for Deceased Patient…"
Plymouth Hospitals Charity has awarded £500 to help transform a small garden space at Rowan House. Healthcare Assistant, Judith Bywater has been busy brightening up a grey, concrete courtyard and is transforming it into a mini haven for staff and patients.Read " Plymouth Hospitals Charity funds hospita…"
In recent months the Covid19 pandemic and the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has focused global attention on health inequalities and systemic racial discrimination.
Sir Simon Stevens CEO of NHS England issued a personal message which contained these words:
“ ... if we are honest with ourselves, the NHS as an embedded part of society is both part of the problem and part of the solution”
Within that context and within the spirit of Sir Simon’s message the Board of University Hospitals Plymouth wish to make the following statement.Read " UHP Board's statement on racism and disc…"
From 3 August 2020, University Hospitals Plymouth will be working with Nuffield Plymouth Hospital to recommence elective orthopaedic surgery.
Patients will be clinically assessed for suitability against a set of criteria that is designed to ensure patient safety. Patients with more complex clinical needs will still need to receive their operation at Derriford. This is because the operating team may need access to other resources at Derriford, such as enhanced recovery, which are not available at the Nuffield.Read " Orthopaedic surgery is set to move to Nu…"
We have opened a rehab therapy gym for patients in a bay on Stannon Ward. Patients from different areas of the hospital will be able to come to the gym and use it as part of their therapy. There will be seven or eight sessions per day as well as some socially-distanced group exercises. Patients have already been having fun in the gym, helping them recover and get home.Read " Therapy gym opens patients on Stannon Wa…"
Vicky Brotherton, a senior sister in ophthalmology at Royal Eye Infirmary (REI) at Derriford Hospital, has received the RCN’s Safety Representative of the Year award.Read " Winner of RCN’s Safety Representative of…"
Christine spent three months in Intensive Care when she was taken ill with COVID-19. This week, our ICU #RehabLegend team have thrown her aparty, as she leaves intensive care.Read " ICU celebrates Christine leaving the uni…"
The NHS has published the results from the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey 2019. University Hospitals Plymouth has scored 8.9 out of 10 by cancer patients.Read " University Hospitals Plymouth receives o…"