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We are proud to be supporting Carers Rights Day 2020

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COVID-19 has impacted greatly on every aspect of caring, affecting carer’s access to support and services and their physical and mental wellbeing. Many have become carers for the first time, with those who have been caring for a while are facing greater challenges and pressures than ever before. That’s why it’s never been more important for carers to be informed and know their rights.

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Robin Hanbury-Tenison climbs highest peak in Cornwall five months after leaving hospital following COVID-19 battle

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.

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Planned surgery at Derriford Hospital: message for our patients and the public from our Chief Operating Officer, Kevin Baber

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.

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