The Trust has been running different initiatives as part of our Making Mealtimes Matter campaign, which has been organised to coincide with Nutrition and Hydration Week.Read " Staff celebrate Making Mealtimes Matter …"
Latest News — articles for March 2016
The South West Cardiothoracic Centre (SWCTC) has successfully completed 20,000 open heart operations since it opened in 1997.
In the course of reaching this landmark, the cardiac surgical teams have performed an average of more than 1,000 open heart operations per year with high quality clinical outcomes and a survival rate above the national average.Read " Open heart 20,000th milestone…"
Four Japanese healthcare representatives have been given a tour of Derriford Hospital following an invitation from one of our staff.
The visit was prompted after an event last year organised by the Japanese STD Society with support from Tokyo University. At the conference, in Japan, Nursing Unit Manager of Sexual Health in Plymouth (SHiP) at Derriford Hospital, Colin Roberts, presented two papers and a workshop on sexual health in the UK, focusing on clinical competence and the role of the nurse in advanced sexual health practice.Read " Plymouth hosts Japanese visitors…"
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is recognised as one of the top NHS providers of apprenticeships in the South West and is continuously growing its investment in young people to work and develop their careers in the NHS, in a diversity of apprenticeship roles.Read " Students invited in as part of National …"
Patients, visitors, staff and members of the public will have the opportunity to sample some of our patient food and talk to hospital staff about aspects of nutrition and hydration, on Wednesday 16th March in the main concourse of Derriford Hospital.Read " Hospital food on menu for Making Mealtim…"
Taking part in health research comes highly recommended by patients in the South West who felt valued and well looked after as study participants. The findings of the second annual Patient Experience Questionnaire (PEQ) survey carried out by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network: South West Peninsula found that patients taking part in studies viewed their experience very positively.Read " Resounding South West patient support fo…"
A blood conservation project for people undergoing operations is being rolled out across Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust because of benefits to patients as well as cost savings. The cell salvage project has been running since 2008 with proven health benefits to patients and cost benefits for our Trust. It involves collecting and reusing blood that a patient loses during a procedure.
Read " Blood salvage technique is big success a…"
Leading health researchers – including two from Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust - have had their significant contribution to commercial research in the NHS recognised by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).Read " Plymouth health researchers commended fo…"
Researchers at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust have played a key role in two major, national trials which will change treatment for mothers-to-be.Read " Pregnancy research at Derriford in inter…"
Congratulations to the Rheumatology Team at Derriford Hospital, who run Direct Access that was runner up for Best Practice in this year’s British Society for Rheumatology (BSR) and Musculoskeletal Health Awards.Read " Congratulations to our rheumatology team…"