We have had a busy month on our children’s wards with lots of exciting visits and generous donations. Each and every donation has helped to bring happiness to children who are in hospital over the Christmas period.Read " Festive visits to Derriford Hospital’s c…"
Latest News — articles for December 2018
The Safeguarding Team at University Hospitals Plymouth have presented a donation to the Plymouth Domestic Violence Service (PDAS) women’s refuge.Read " Safeguarding team donate to Plymouth Dom…"
Plymouth Albion’s First Team squad came to visit the children’s wards at Derriford Hospital last week.
The players came armed with gifts and toys which they handed out to bring smiles to children who are in hospital at Christmas time.Read " Plymouth Albion pay a visit to Derriford…"
The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Rehabilitation Garden for patients and staff has been officially opened today by the ICU’s very own Pets as Therapy Dog, Hovis his younger brother, Therapy Dog in training, Harvey.Read " Intensive Care Rehab Garden opens to pat…"
It’s not often we get to tell a story like this. Baby Emily is named after the kind-hearted anaesthetist who kept her promise and held her mum’s hand during a traumatic birth. Mum Charlotte wanted to introduce baby Emily to her namesake, and to say a big thank you for her care. A reunion was on the cards, so we squeezed it in, just in time for Christmas …Read " Named after the anaesthetist: baby Emily…"
We have had some wonderfully generous visitors to our children’s wards and Plym Children's Theatres so far this month. From the 29 Commando Regiment to Elf on a Shelf, the Children’s Wards have seen a fantastic selection of special guests in the lead up to Christmas.Read " Generous members of the community pay a …"
Academics and healthcare professionals from Plymouth have returned from a trip to Kenya as members of an orthopaedic surgical partnership helping patients to get back on their feet.Read " Orthopaedic project delivers vital help …"
Beacon Medical Group is to become the first place in the South West to offer its patients the chance to take part in an innovative clinical trial investigating whether swallowing a special sponge can detect Barrett’s Oesophagus - a condition that can increase a person’s risk of developing oesophageal (food pipe) cancer.Read " Plymouth patients to be offered ‘sponge …"
Father Christmas may still be a way off but Plymouth Argyle players have been giving him a helping hand … generously delivering gifts to young patients at Derriford Hospital.Read " Green Army bring on the smiles at Derrif…"
It is with a mixture of sadness and delight we share news that Neil Kemsley, our Director of Finance, will leave us next summer. Neil will take up a new post as Director of Finance and Information at University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust in July 2019.Read " Finance Director Set to Leave…"