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.Read " We are proud to be supporting Carers Rig…"
Latest News — articles for 2020
University Hospitals Plymouth is currently the top recruiting site across the world for the international Covid-19 vaccine trial which launched on Monday this week.Read " Plymouth is top global recruiter for Cov…"
Six thousand UK volunteers will from today (Monday 16 November) be called upon to join another leading phase three Covid-19 vaccine study, as researchers around the world continue to work to secure a range of vaccines to help tackle coronavirus.Read " Urgent call for 500 Plymouth volunteers …"
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…"
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 …"