Latest News — articles for January 2022

Logistics team completes 6,389 mile virtual cycle for Plymouth Hospitals Charity

In November 2021, the Logistics team based at the Lighthouse Lab, embarked on a 6,389 mile journey, virtually cycling the distance from Plymouth to Wuhan, China.

After having experienced his fair share of serious ailments these past few years, including contracting Covid back in March 2020, Logistics Manager, John Fyffe suffered from long-Covid which left him feeling unwell for months, suffering multiple blood clots in his lung and an enlarged heart. He feels that he has a lot to thank the NHS for and is extremely grateful that he is still here to see the birth of his granddaughter and the marriage of one of his children.

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Transforming the Intensive Care Rehabilitation Garden

The much loved ‘Secret Garden’ based in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Derriford Hospital is about to undergo a huge transformation.

The Secret Garden is a private space which can be used by patients and their loved one at every stage of their critical illness. Since the garden opened on Christmas Eve 2018, it has been used as a space for staff, patients, their families and their pets.

Joint funding from Plymouth Hospitals Charity, University Hospitals Plymouth and NHS Charities Together will now see the garden be completely transformed into the UK’s first bespoke outdoor rehabilitation space. Generous donations from the local community have allowed Plymouth Hospitals Charity to fund £250,000 towards this incredible space which will be the first of its kind.


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