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UHP Board's statement on racism and discrimination

Board Racism pledge

In recent months the Covid19 pandemic and the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has focused global attention on health inequalities and systemic racial discrimination.

Sir Simon Stevens CEO of NHS England issued a personal message which contained these words:

“ ... if we are honest with ourselves, the NHS as an embedded part of society is both part of the problem and part of the solution”

Within that context and within the spirit of Sir Simon’s message the Board of University Hospitals Plymouth wish to make the following statement.

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Orthopaedic surgery is set to move to Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital

Plymouth Nuffield

From 3 August 2020, University Hospitals Plymouth will be working with Nuffield Plymouth Hospital to recommence elective orthopaedic surgery. 

Patients will be clinically assessed for suitability against a set of criteria that is designed to ensure patient safety.  Patients with more complex clinical needs will still need to receive their operation at Derriford.  This is because the operating team may need access to other resources at Derriford, such as enhanced recovery, which are not available at the Nuffield. 

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Therapy gym opens patients on Stannon Ward

Physio staff

We have opened a rehab therapy gym for patients in a bay on Stannon Ward. Patients from different areas of the hospital will be able to come to the gym and use it as part of their therapy. There will be seven or eight sessions per day as well as some socially-distanced group exercises. Patients have already been having fun in the gym, helping them recover and get home.

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