Molly is a six year old from Plymouth with an extraordinary story. Molly, or ‘Mo’ to her family is very a happy, almost seven year old who has been through more in six short years than most people go through in a lifetime. Now her Dad, Giles, is taking on England’s longest zip-wire over the Eden Project to raise money for Derriford Children’s Wards to say thank you for the care they provided.Read " "We are so incredibly grateful to all th…"
NHS Charities Together has granted Plymouth Hospitals Charity funding to support a new project, ‘UHP Wellbeing for All’. The initiative was designed by a multidisciplinary team including Occupational Health, Psychologists, HR and OD colleagues and the Director of People.Read " NHS Charities Together grants funding fo…"
The Immunology Home Therapy Service at University Hospitals Plymouth has not only benefitted patients in a number of ways for over 20 years, but it is now also helping to combat an international shortage of antibody treatments. The service, run by the Immunology Specialist Nursing team at the Trust, is seeing greater numbers from Devon and Cornwall than ever before, and now includes other specialties such as haematology and neurology.Read " International shortage of antibody treat…"
UHP has won a national award in recognition of its efforts to raise awareness of the dangers of using loan sharks.
The Trust’s Safeguarding Team has been recognised by the England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) for their initiatives tackling loan sharks in the county and making communities safer.Read " University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust …"
The Logistics team have embarked on a 6,389 mile virtual cycle, covering the distance from Plymouth to Wuhan, China.
Logistics Manager, John Fyffe contracted COVID back in March 2020 and was admitted to Derriford Hospital for treatment. John was discharged but unfortunately suffered from long COVID which left him feeling unwell for months, suffering multiple blood clots in his lung and an enlarged heart.Read " Logistics team take on over 6,000 miles…"
We are delighted that five members of staff have been invited to switch on the Christmas lights in Plymouth City Centre on Thursday 18 November.
Staff from University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP) were nominated by their colleagues for the hard work and dedication they’ve shown throughout the pandemic.Read " Staff invited to switch on Plymouth city…"
A patient at University Hospitals Plymouth, who received his first kidney transplant 51 years ago, has written a book detailing his experiences of living with kidney disease throughout his life.Read " Longest-surviving kidney failure patient…"
Liam Brett and his friends Ryan and Adam Frame have raised a staggering £16,503 for Plymouth Hospitals Charity. The money will be donated to Brent Ward, an Oncology Ward at Derriford Hospital.
Liam’s late fiancé, Tash, sadly lost her life to breast cancer five years ago and Liam says he wanted to do something to say thank you to the ward for the care they provided.Read " Friends take on 70 mile run in aid of De…"
A general surgery team from University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust are finalists in the Green Surgery Challenge 2021, thanks to their project on reducing the consumption of single-use surgical equipment.Read " University Hospitals Plymouth team are f…"