Latest News — articles for May 2022

Derriford chaplains write new book about the “jewels in the dust” they uncover in the hospital

Jan Collis and Sacha Pearce holding their book

‘Creating Space: Story, Reflection and Practice in Healthcare Chaplaincy’ is the newly published book written by University Hospitals Plymouth’s chaplains Sacha Pearce and Jan Collis. Created initially in the 2020, the book is inspired by the pairs’ experience with pastoral care and is a reflection of the work they do as chaplains and the stories they have gathered along the way.

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Our Breathing Space Garden for colleagues is officially open

During recent months, the garden behind the Post Graduate Medical Centre at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) has undergone a remarkable makeover.


With donations received during the pandemic, Plymouth Hospitals Charity has funded the building of this new, serene garden. The main drive behind this special space is for colleagues to be able to reflect, refresh and destress - in turn, ensuring they can deliver the best patient care possible.

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