Raymond Lloyd has been hospitalised with COVID-19 since December, after all the members of his household contracted the virus including his young grandson. From his Amber Zone hospital bed, he speaks to us about the physical pain he has endured as a result of contracting the virus, and how he hopes the public will pay full attention to the Stay at Home message.Read " Stories from the COVID wards - Raymond L…"
“This just shows it can affect anyone” - Professional Body Builder, and owner of CoreFitness Gym, Stuart Core, shares his experience of being hospitalised with COVID.Read " Stories from the COVID wards: Profession…"
The first results for the Sarscov2 Immunity and Reinfection Evaluation, or SIREN study, currently running at University Hospitals Plymouth (UHP), have revealed that past COVID-19 infection does provide some immunity to the virus for at least five months, but people may still carry and transmit the virus.Read " First results for COVID-19 study into vi…"
Derriford Hospital is NOT able to vaccinate members of the general public or key workers. Our clinical teams are only legally able to vaccinate people aged 80+ attending as outpatients and their registered carers plus health & care staff (who have been invited to attend by their managers or via a drop-in).Read " Update on COVID-19 vaccine…"
From 04 January 2021 the Phlebotomy Department is located at the Future Inn hotel on William Prance Road, and no longer at Home Park.Read " Phlebotomy Service moves to Future Inn…"
University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has today launched its 'green plan', the strategy that determines its sustainability principles for the next five years as it works, alongside partner organisations to be net zero carbon by 2030.Read " Launching our plans For a Greener Future…"
It’s been a moving week for all those who received a University Hospitals Plymouth Autism and Learning Disability Champion Award. Everyone was very humble, thankful and happy when receiving their award and gifts.Read " UHP Autism and Learning Disability Champ…"
People waiting for endoscopy appointments in Plymouth are being seen more rapidly as Derriford successfully recovers the waiting list.Read " Endoscopy Services recovery at Universit…"
“I’ve made history? Well I’m proud of that of course” … the words of 88-year-old Dennis Lyne, who was the first patient in Devon and Cornwall to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccination today, following its clinical approval.Read " First patient in Devon and Cornwall rece…"
The ‘Minors’ section of University Hospital Plymouth’s Emergency Department, which temporarily moved to Nuffield Hospital in April this year, will return to the main Derriford hospital site on Thursday 10 December at 08:00am.Read " Minor Injuries at Nuffield returns to De…"