We are experiencing high attendances to our Emergency Department, including patients attending by ambulances, a pattern replicated among other hospitals across the country.Read " Help us to help you this New Year…"
Latest News — articles for December 2021
The exhibition of artwork celebrating Plymouth and the NHS will leave a lasting legacy in Plymouth.Read " Art show leaves legacy for NHS workforce…"
Running the London Marathon without bladder and prostate but with a Urostomy Bag!
In 2017, Peter Barnwell was diagnosed with bladder cancer in the form of CIS (Carcinoma in situ). Over the next couple of years, he had many courses of treatment delivered at the Chestnut Unit at University Hospitals Plymouth. Unfortunately, in January 2020 Peter had to undergo a Radical Cystectomy to remove his bladder and prostate. Despite being very concerned about the effect this could have on his lifestyle, the alternative was far worse. The operation went well, followed by a quick recovery, and within three months he was leading a normal life – or as normal as Covid would permit.Read " Running the London Marathon without blad…"
Molly is a six year old from Plymouth with an extraordinary story. Molly, or ‘Mo’ to her family is very a happy, almost seven year old who has been through more in six short years than most people go through in a lifetime. Now her Dad, Giles, is taking on England’s longest zip-wire over the Eden Project to raise money for Derriford Children’s Wards to say thank you for the care they provided.Read " "We are so incredibly grateful to all th…"