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Long-COVID Patient Olivia Pike Shares Moving Poem

Olivia Pike reading her poem

Some people who contract COVID can experience long term, persistent symptoms. If these symptoms last for more than 12 weeks, they can be considered sufferers of ‘long-COVID’.

Olivia Pike is a long-COVID sufferer who was admitted into the Trust after contracting COVID and, after having those prolonged symptoms, entered the long COVID rehabilitation pilot. The pilot is run in partnership between the Trust and Plymouth Marjon University.

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"We are so incredibly grateful to all those who have helped care for Molly"

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.

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International shortage of antibody treatments combatted by Immunology Home Therapy Service at University Hospitals Plymouth

A patient receiving home therapy training

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.

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