Waiting times for patients needing cardiology diagnosis and treatment will fall with the opening of a third specialist lab in the grounds of Derriford Hospital.Read " Third specialist cardiology lab to open …"
On Wednesday 5 September, Kate Leeves and a group of her friends took on England’s longest zip-wire to raise money for the Oncology and Chemotherapy Outpatients department at Derriford Hospital.
Kate along with 12 friends, whose ages range from 14 to 80, completed the ‘Hang Loose’ zip-wire over the Eden Project, which covers 660 metres and has a travelling speed of up to 60mph.Read " Kate Leeves completes England’s longest…"
Ian Collins, Contact Centre Manager at University Hospitals Plymouth, is feeling particularly proud of his Outpatient Appointment Centre (OAC) Contact Centre team, after they managed to donate an impressive £1,106.36 towards the Children’s Happy Hospital Fund (CHHF).Read " “I couldn’t be prouder of my team and al…"
In November we launched the fundraising appeal ‘SplashED’, with the aim of creating a beautiful underwater-themed extension to the children’s Emergency Department. Since then we have been given the fantastic news that the Trust has been awarded £30million to build a brand new Urgent and Emergency Care Hub. Given the fantastic news, we have decided to make a change to the original appeal.Read " Splash'ED' appeal refocuses fundraising …"
Our Chief Nurse Greg Dix is set to leave Plymouth to join Cwm Taf University Health Board.Read " Chief Nurse Set to Leave…"
The maternity care at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust continues to be highly rated by mothers, according to a national survey published today. In some areas, our Trust has been rated as one of the top performing nationally.Read " Maternity care continues to be highly ra…"
University Hospitals Plymouth and Livewell Southwest celebrated yesterday as the first cohort of Trainee Nursing Associates from both organisations registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).Read " Devon’s first cohort of Trainee Nursing …"
The tenth Bladder and Bowel Event (BABE) is set to take place on Friday 08 February 2019. BABEs are aimed at supporting people with bladder and bowel problems and are organised by staff from our colorectal, urological and gynaecological teams.Read " Diary Date: Forthcoming Bladder and Bowe…"
Generous 23 year-old Ria Melvin from Essex has raised over £10,000 for Moorgate Ward at Derriford Hospital.
Just before Christmas, on 23 December 2018, Ria suffered a stroke whilst she was on holiday in Devon with her family. After several scans at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, it was discovered that the stroke was caused by an underlying tumour. When the tumour was discovered, Ria was transferred to Derriford Hospital’s specialist Neurosurgery Centre, currently based on Moorgate Ward, and underwent surgery to remove the tumour.Read " Ria Melvin raises over £10,000 for Neuro…"
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust staff have been celebrated for their support of those with learning disabilities.Read " Hospital staff celebrated for championin…"