Earlier this year, 84-year-old Explorer, Robin Hanbury-Tenison spent seven weeks in intensive care at Derriford Hospital, including five weeks in an induced coma after testing positive for COVID-19. His family had been told to prepare for the worst and his chance of survival was less than 5%. On a wet and windy day five months later he was climbing Cornwall’s tallest peak, determined to plant the Cornish flag at the top.Read " Robin Hanbury-Tenison climbs highest pea…"
Latest News — articles for 2020
Fertility services which are currently undertaken at the Centre for Reproduction & Gynaecology Wales and the West (CRGW), will transfer to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) from Monday 16 November 2020.Read " Fertility Services contract returns to U…"
Our Chief Exec Ann gives an update from Derriford Hosptial, thanking staff in our #1BigTeam for their hard work and the people of Plymouth for their compliance with Hands, Face, Space and lockdown measures.Read " Our Chief Exec Ann gives an update from …"
We are delighted to share the news that Dr Mark Hamilton will be joining us as our new Medical Director.Read " Mark Appointed as Medical Director…"
An advanced scanner that could help scientists better understand brain activity and human behaviour has been installed at a new Plymouth research facility.Read " First cutting-edge equipment installed a…"
Due to a growing number of COVID patients and a need to ensure we can keep everyone safe we continue to temporarily pause non-critical inpatient surgery at Derriford Hospital. Any patients affected have been contacted directly. If you haven't heard from the hospital, please follow the instructions on your letter and attend as planned.Read " Planned surgery at Derriford Hospital: m…"
Specialist Sister in Intensive Care at University Hospitals Plymouth, Kate Tantam has been named on the Queen’s Honours list and will receive a British Empire Medal for her services to improve patient experience in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.Read " Specialist Sister at Derriford Hospital …"
We are now pressing ahead with plans to improve care for those people who need urgent and emergency treatment, following a Government announcement that the Trust has been allocated funding to build a new Emergency Care facility at Derriford Hospital.Read " Trust allocated money to develop an urge…"
The MySunrise app is being launched on 28 September to support cancer patients in the South West with all the information they need conveniently located on their smart phone. The app has been developed to support cancer patients and their families from the moment of their diagnosis all the way through their treatment pathway and is expected to support thousands of people in Devon and Cornwall.Read " App to support cancer patients launches …"
A new machine for treating renal and ureteric stones, based at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth will benefit patents across Devon and Cornwall. The first of its kind, the new fixed site lithotripter supports outpatient procedures for complex stones, revolutionising how stones are treated across the Southwest.Read " The New Stone Age: Patients across Devon…"