Plymouth researchers are thanking local patients who have taken part in a clinical trial of the antiviral drug remdesivir in the treatment of coronavirus. Remdesivir was recently approved by the NHS to treat COVID-19: the first drug to be licensed for this use in the UK .Read " South West patients part of global remde…"
Latest News — articles for May 2020
Charles Coulton was the first patient with COVID-19 to be admitted to Derriford Hospital.Read " Catching up with Charlie…"
A Consultant in Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust says attendances to the Emergency Department are on the increase.Read " Help us to help you over the Bank Holida…"
Giving birth to your first child can be a nervous time for any new mother. However, Gemma and Ryan Lucassi welcomed their new born baby Sebastian ten weeks early, just after the UK had entered lockdown due to COVID-19.Read " Our Covid experience: born early under l…"
Five-year-old Ollie Hall is running a marathon in 30 days for Plymouth Hospitals Charity. Taking on a mile every day in fancy dress, Ollie is planning to run 26 miles before he turns six on the 8th of June.Read " Five-year-old Ollie running a marathon i…"
A joint study between the University of Plymouth and University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) is analysing the differing immune responses of COVID-19 patients and working to develop a simple test that could help predict who is likely to develop serious illness.Read " Research aims to identify why some peopl…"
As part of a local Plymouth school's virtual assembly, a teacher shared his personal account of the kindness he experienced from staff in Derriford's Intensive Care Unit.Read " Derriford's ICU Team Thanked in Virtual …"
May 12th, is a day every year, which is filled with happiness and festivities as we celebrate nurses’ day and showcase our contribution to healthcare. As it approaches this year, I wanted to take some time to reflect and to say thank you, once again, for all you have done and for everything we have achieved together over the last three months. When I say ‘we’, I mean all of us together and not just nurses, but all of those we work with. Whilst we create the largest part of the workforce and offer a huge contribution to care, we cannot achieve our goals without the support of the other wider teams we too are part of. The power of what we can achieve is truly evident when we all work together towards a common goal in caring for patients. Thank you all for your engagement, professionalism, courage, dedication and caring in managing the challenges that Covid-19 has brought for us so far in 2020.Read " International Nurses Day - Letter from L…"
Watch the moment one of UHP's first patients with Covid-19, Allan, is discharged from hospital back to his family.Read " Allan's story: one of UHP's first patien…"
Explorer and conservationist Robin Hanbury Tenison has captured the imagination and support of people worldwide since being diagnosed with COVID-19.Read " Explorer, Robin Hanbury-Tenison, goes ho…"