The Lighthouse Laboratory Plymouth will perform RT-PCR testing on its final covid swab on Thursday 31 March 2022 when it will step-down from the national testing network.Read " Lighthouse Laboratory Plymouth stepped d…"
Latest News — articles for March 2022
A radio frequency identification (RFID) system, which will deliver substantial benefits to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, has been shortlisted for a global award.Read " RFID project helping provide outstanding…"
A total of 1500 patients with lung and chest problems have now been treated at home by University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust’s Home Ventilation Team.Read " 1500 Patients Cared for by Home Ventilat…"
We are delighted to share that Honorary Senior Research Nurse, Archana Shajidevadas, has been shortlisted for the Nurse of the Year award as part of The British Journal of Nursing Awards. This is for her outstanding work in contributing to the nursing profession through clinical care, research and academia over the last 22 years.
Archana’s lead position in the pioneering Nursing Associate programme at University Hospitals Plymouth (funded by Health Education England) is one of her many accomplishments. This project saw students receive support in the form of education and pastoral care, which in turn directly supports the safe care of patients and alleviates nursing staff shortages. Archana also monitored and assessed this pilot programme and fed these results back to HEE to improve the programme nationally.Read " UHP Honorary Senior Research Nurse, Arch…"
Thanks to a generous grant from NHS Charities Together, University Hospitals Plymouth’s (UHP) Wellbeing for All initiative is being rolled out across the Trust. Donations from across the country made to the national Emergency COVID Appeal in 2020 have made possible the distribution of money to all the NHS Charities in the UK. Plymouth Hospitals Charity was successful in its application for £198k to fund this programme.Read " Wellbeing support to reach all staff at …"
We are pleased to share that Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Rachel Bryce, has been shortlisted for the Oncology Nurse of the Year award as part of The British Journal of Nursing Awards. This is for her remarkable work in improving the nursing care of acute oncology patients, their assessment, triage and emergency care.Read " Rachel Bryce has been shortlisted for On…"
The garden behind the Post Graduate Medical Centre at University Hospitals Plymouth is undergoing an impressive makeover. Plymouth Hospitals Charity has, with donations received during the pandemic, funded the building of this new garden. The Breathing Space Garden at PGMC is situated behind the Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing for our colleagues to be able to meet outdoors in an area near the nature reserve where they can be social and share food together, have some fun, good conversation and have some time out when work is hard.Read " Breathing Space at the PGMC…"
Patients on the children’s wards at Derriford Hospital have been benefiting from medical grade gaming carts after a fourth system was delivered by TheRockinR Charity in February.Read " Young Patients at Derriford Hospital Ben…"
Surgeon Captain Jason Smith has been confirmed as the Principal Investigator of the Year as part of the jointly run research awards by the Royal College of Emergency Medicine and National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network.Read " Jason wins Principal Investigator of the…"
Save the date of Thursday 17 March 2022 for our Patient Council AGMRead " Patient Council AGM 2022…"