Friday 15 November marked a very special day for hundreds of fundraisers, parents and the neonatal team at Derriford Hospital. The 'Keep Me Close' parental accommodation for parents whose babies are in the care of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was officially opened.Read " Keep Me Close accommodation opens for Pl…"
Patients of Plym Children’s Theatres at Derriford Hospital were treated to a special visit from Santa after a large donation of LEGO was received.Read " Children having surgery given LEGO by Fa…"
Nobody wants their children to have a stay in hospital, and that’s particularly true during the festive season, when families long to spend time at home together.Read " Young football fans treated to hospital …"
A couple from Plymouth have launched a charity which will support bereaved parents who have suffered neonatal loss or stillbirth.Read " Kind-hearted couple launch charity in me…"
Congratulations to our anaesthetic team who have been re-accredited under the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) schemeRead " UHP anaesthetists rewarded for high qual…"
11 patients from Plymouth have been awarded medals which recognise people living with type 1 diabetes for between 50 and 70 years.
A selection of medals are awarded by Diabetes UK to patients in recognition of the courage and perseverance that comes with living with diabetes for over 50, 60 and 70 years. The medals each represent one of the founding fathers of Diabetes UK.Read " Significant milestone medals presented …"
Around 200 guests gathered in Plymouth for University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust’s (UHP) first Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) symposium last week.
The event saw colleagues from across the south west visiting Derriford Hospital to hear examples of service transformation across a range of clinical specialties.Read " GIRFT symposium highlights improvements …"
The Rotary Club of Yelverton has donated a total of £300 to Plymouth Hospitals Charity. The money raised will be shared equally between the Mustard Tree Cancer Support Centre at Derriford Hospital and the Triangle Centre in Tavistock.
Past president of the Rotary Club, Sandra Dineley-Jones was diagnosed with squamous cell rectal cancer, a rare form of cancer for which she has undergone 6 weeks of daily chemotherapy and radiotherapy and now awaits her prognosis.Read " Plymouth cancer support centres benefit …"
The Maternity team at University Hospitals Plymouth were delighted to host a visit from the Senior Midwifery Advisor to the Chair and Chief Executive of the Nursing and Midwifery Council, during Baby Loss Awareness Week 2019.Read " Maternity team welcomes senior NMC advis…"