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…"
A gentleman’s life was saved by a midwife and two junior doctors, who happened to be nearby, at Tavistock Pannier Market last month. Together they performed a Christmas miracle and brought him back to life after his heart had stopped beating.Read " A Christmas miracle in Tavistock Pannier…"
Eight participants taking part in a long COVID rehabilitation pilot, ran in partnership between University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) and Plymouth Marjon University, have graduated after completing the 12 week programme.Read " Long COVID rehabilitation pilot comes to…"
An outreach team from University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) visited Devonport Lifehouse as part of the UK strategy to eliminate the Hepatitis C blood borne virus.Read " Healthcare where it’s needed most as Der…"
Nicola Darlington was admitted to Derriford Hospital back in October after contracting COVID-19. Despite having both doses of the COVID vaccine, Nicola ended up spending over eight weeks in hospital, six of those in ICU. She believes without her vaccines; the outcome could have been much worse.Read " Double vaccinated mum going home for Chr…"
Some people who contract COVID can experience long term, persistent symptoms. If these symptoms last for more than 12 weeks, they can be considered sufferers of ‘long-COVID’.
Olivia Pike is a long-COVID sufferer who was admitted into the Trust after contracting COVID and, after having those prolonged symptoms, entered the long COVID rehabilitation pilot. The pilot is run in partnership between the Trust and Plymouth Marjon University.Read " Long-COVID Patient Olivia Pike Shares Mo…"
Staff and volunteers at the Home Park vaccination centre are pulling out all the stops to make sure no-one misses out on their booster vaccination.Read " People of Plymouth come forward in drove…"