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Mortality Rates
02 July 2015
Every month, we report our mortality rates to the public via our website and to our Trust Board. Mortality data is reported on by every hospital nationally and we report both HSMR and SHMI in our monthly board papers.
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Royal Eye Infirmary Clinics
02 July 2015
We have experienced a minor flood in the Royal Eye Infirmary (REI), level 3 of Derriford Hospital. Unfortunately, this has affected some of our clinic rooms where patients would normally be seen.
Project SEARCH graduates
Graduates have every reason to be proud
02 July 2015
Seven very proud interns from Project SEARCH, Derriford, graduated this week following nine months of intensive work based training gaining Diplomas in Progression.
National Breastfeeding Week
Maternity staff help to promote National Breastfeeding Awareness Week 2015
26 June 2015
This week, health professionals are encouraging mums and mums-to-be to give breastfeeding a go, as part of National Breastfeeding Awareness Week (20–28 June 2015).
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Local Research Midwife successfully gains a Masters in Midwifery
25 June 2015
Heidi Hollands, a Research Midwife based at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, has attained a Master of Midwifery (MMid) qualification.
Myeloma Awareness Week
Derriford Hospital promotes Myeloma Awareness Week 2015
25 June 2015
Earlier this week, members of the Plymouth Myeloma Support Group were on hand in the main entrance of Derriford Hospital to mark Myeloma Awareness Week 2015.
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Robot open day was a resounding success
24 June 2015
An open day held at at Derriford Hospital, showcasing the work of a new robot used to treat radical prostatectomies, was a resounding success.
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Research finds patient controlled analgesia in the Emergency Department is effective
22 June 2015
Twin studies, which are the first to analyse the effectiveness of patient controlled analgesia (PCA, or patient administered pain relief) show that PCA is an option for treating pain in emergency patients, particularly those with abdominal pain.
Research and Development Team
Our Research and Development Team to run in memory of a ‘dear friend'
19 June 2015
On Sunday 21st June, staff from our Research and Development Team are taking part in this year’s Race for Life, to raise the profile of research and make the public aware that cancer research takes place in Plymouth.
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Open day will showcase hospital’s new robot
19 June 2015
An open day for patients, carers and members of the public is being held next week to showcase the work of a new robot used to treat radical prostatectomies.
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