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News From Around The Trust 

Fetal Movements in Pregnancy
01 September 2015
Midwives at Derriford Hospital would like to re-assure their mums-to-be following a high profile story that has been broadcasting as part of an Eastenders storyline.
Gold medals for South West at World Transplant Games
01 September 2015
Two competitors from the South West have triumphed in Argentina winning gold medals in the World Transplant Games.
Cake donation
Family thank staff for the wonderful care received
28 August 2015
The family of a patient that sadly died have paid a visit to staff on the Planned Investigation Unit (PIU) and Hound Ward, to thank them for the excellent care received whilst in hospital.
Derriford plays key role in diabetes text message research
27 August 2015
Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has made a significant contribution to a research study using phone text messaging to help patients at high risk of Type 2 Diabetes manage their health and lifestyle.
A calendar showing the date of 25 August 2015
Collaborative approach to medical agency workers
25 August 2015
A collaborative project involving nine acute hospital trusts from the South West aims to improve fill rates for locum doctors and at the same time reduce the amount spent on agency staff across the region.
Modern Management of Prenatally Diagnosed Spina Bifida - lecture
25 August 2015
Experts in Spina Bifida and two couples whose babies have undergone pioneering surgery to treat the condition have taken part in an important event at Derriford Hospital.
Competitors fly the South West flag in World Transplant Games
24 August 2015
Two competitors from the South West are representing Team Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Argentina at the 20th World Transplant Games.
Interactive Mannequin
‘Sim Man’ is helping hospital staff to improve care
24 August 2015
A lifelike, interactive mannequin that moves, talks and can display vital signs including breathing and heartbeat is being used at Derriford Hospital to improve patient safety.
Anaesthetics Department Accreditation
Anaesthetics Department accredited by the Royal College of Anaesthetists
12 August 2015
The Anaesthetics Department at Derriford Hospital has been accredited by the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) as one of the first in the UK to receive Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA).
Motorcycle legends join forces for Gold Dust
11 August 2015
Motorbike racing legend Paul Smart and Isle of Man TT winner James Hiller will be helping to raise money for the Gold Dust Appeal at GT Motorcycles’ Open Day on Saturday.
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