University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, a major trauma centre providing specialist services for the southwest peninsula, receives some of the most acutely unwell patients by road and air ambulance and the Emergency Department is experiencing exceptional challenges - a pattern replicated across the country.Read " We are committed to providing the best p…"
Latest News — articles for January 2022
In November 2015, Eleanor was hit by a pushbike while crossing a road in her university town of Falmouth. The accident resulted in a subdural hematoma – a bleed on the brain – that led to a stroke. Now, over six years on she has written and performed a solo show telling her story, Subdural Hematoma.Read " Derriford patient invites staff to one-w…"
The University of Plymouth has launched a free online learning resource to enhance the knowledge and skills of practitioners providing appointments for people with physical impairments by video conference or phone.Read " ‘First of its kind’ resource guides heal…"
A dynamic group of patients with liver-related illnesses have established a new peer support group for fellow liver patients and are keen to encourage new members from across the region to join.Read " South West Liver Buddies…"
A local charity occupying a special place in the heart of the community is getting ready to mark a special milestone this year.Read " Forty years of compassionate care in the…"
After the Government’s announcement last week (19 January 2022) that all plan B measures were to be stepped down this week, the Trust would like to remind the public that protective measures will still be in place in our buildings to protect our most vulnerable patients.Read " Continuation of COVID protective measure…"
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.Read " Logistics team completes 6,389 mile virt…"
Today sees the publication of our CQC report. The CQC came to inspect our services in the autumn of 2021, carrying out an unannounced inspection of urgent and emergency care and medical care services and rating us for well-led as a trust overall.Read " CQC Report Published: UHP rated Outstand…"
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.
Read " Transforming the Intensive Care Rehabili…"
Plymouth’s Royal Eye Infirmary (REI) has taken a step closer to a new home in 2022, with the submission of planning application for a purpose-built development.Read " Planning Application for New REI…"