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Unique EarlyBird study set for historic third phase
30 January 2015
A unique study which has followed 300 young people from age five since 2000, has received backing for a third phase which will see it become the first study of its kind in the world to track the same group from childhood to adulthood.
Di and Jamie
Di’s 50th blood donation is extra special
30 January 2015
A member of staff at Derriford Hospital recently donated her 50th pint of blood and one of the reasons for this donation was especially close to her heart.
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Just minutes before the first baby was born at Derriford Hospital...
29 January 2015
Earlier this month, our Maternity Unit was visited by the first baby to be born at Derriford Hospital, in the lead up to the unit’s 21st anniversary and his birthday.
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Denis Wilkins retires from the Organ Donation Committee
22 January 2015
Denis Wilkins, a retired Consultant Surgeon in General and Vascular Surgery, is now retiring as the Chair of the Trust’s Organ Donation Committee.
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Plymouth Health Professionals gather for Cancer Summit
16 January 2015
Plymouth Health Professionals gather for Cancer Summit
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Consultant Anaesthetist receives outstanding recognition from the Queen
15 January 2015
Colonel Parkhouse, a Consultant Anaesthetist at Derriford Hospital and also Military Clinical Director of the hospital’s Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit (MDHU), has been awarded the OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
A massive thank you from NICU for the snugglies
12 January 2015
Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has been overwhelmed by the amount of support and generosity from the public, for their help with making the ‘snugglies’.
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Come along to the Renal Unit Open Day
09 January 2015
Staff from Derriford Hospital’s Renal Unit will be holding an open day on Tuesday 20th January, at the Derriford Health and Leisure Centre, between 10am-4pm.
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Derriford’s first born returns to the Maternity Unit to mark 21st anniversary
09 January 2015
The first baby to be born at Derriford Hospital made a return visit last week to see maternity staff in the lead up to the unit’s 21st anniversary and his birthday.
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High level of demand over festive period
06 January 2015
There has been significant sustained pressure on the whole community healthcare system over the holiday period.
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