Latest News — articles for August 2022

University Hospitals Plymouth Staff Deliver Medical Aid to Ukraine

Tracey Halton, Dan Halton and staff from Uzhhorod hospital

When Neonatal Sister Tracey Halton started her annual leave in June, she had plans to watch the tennis and celebrate her anniversary with husband Dan Halton. 

Little did she know that she would be on a plane joining her husband in Ukraine with an hours’ notice, to provide medical aid to a hospital in Uzhhorod with the group Plymouth Ukraine Medical Aid (PUMA). 

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UHP is shortlisted for HSJ Covid Vaccination Programme Award

We are delighted to announce that UHP’s Mass Vaccination Team has been shortlisted for the HSJ Covid Vaccination Programme Award. Their extraordinary approach has seen them build true vaccine confidence whilst working collaboratively to safely provide reassurance in rolling out the programme and contributing to the greatest mass vaccination programme in history.

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Accessible End of Life training course producing beacons of good practice

ECEPC logo

Teams at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) are set to help staff provide a better death for end-of-life patients following the introduction of new training.

The European Certificate in Essential Palliative Care (ECEPC) is an eight-week course delivered online to healthcare professionals who are keen to increase their palliative and end of life (EOL) care knowledge. The course aims to provide staff with the knowledge and confidence to give the best possible support to patients through symptom control, communication, and drug management.

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