We are experiencing high attendances to our Emergency Department, including patients attending by ambulances, a pattern replicated among other hospitals across the country.Read " Help us to help you this New Year…"
Latest News — articles for 2021
The exhibition of artwork celebrating Plymouth and the NHS will leave a lasting legacy in Plymouth.Read " Art show leaves legacy for NHS workforce…"
Running the London Marathon without bladder and prostate but with a Urostomy Bag!
In 2017, Peter Barnwell was diagnosed with bladder cancer in the form of CIS (Carcinoma in situ). Over the next couple of years, he had many courses of treatment delivered at the Chestnut Unit at University Hospitals Plymouth. Unfortunately, in January 2020 Peter had to undergo a Radical Cystectomy to remove his bladder and prostate. Despite being very concerned about the effect this could have on his lifestyle, the alternative was far worse. The operation went well, followed by a quick recovery, and within three months he was leading a normal life – or as normal as Covid would permit.Read " Running the London Marathon without blad…"
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.Read " "We are so incredibly grateful to all th…"
NHS Charities Together has granted Plymouth Hospitals Charity funding to support a new project, ‘UHP Wellbeing for All’. The initiative was designed by a multidisciplinary team including Occupational Health, Psychologists, HR and OD colleagues and the Director of People.Read " NHS Charities Together grants funding fo…"
The Logistics team have embarked on a 6,389 mile virtual cycle, covering the distance from Plymouth to Wuhan, China.
Logistics Manager, John Fyffe contracted COVID back in March 2020 and was admitted to Derriford Hospital for treatment. John was discharged but unfortunately suffered from long COVID which left him feeling unwell for months, suffering multiple blood clots in his lung and an enlarged heart.Read " Logistics team take on over 6,000 miles…"
Liam Brett and his friends Ryan and Adam Frame have raised a staggering £16,503 for Plymouth Hospitals Charity. The money will be donated to Brent Ward, an Oncology Ward at Derriford Hospital.
Liam’s late fiancé, Tash, sadly lost her life to breast cancer five years ago and Liam says he wanted to do something to say thank you to the ward for the care they provided.Read " Friends take on 70 mile run in aid of De…"
Over two million women are screened for breast cancer every year in the UK. As it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Day, we would like to highlight how easy it is to arrange a Breast Screening appointment. Breast Screening saves the lives of about 1,300 women every year in this country.Read " How breast screening saves over 1,300 li…"
Donations made to support the NHS during the COVID 19 pandemic are reaching local communities across the county.
Eight local organisations are receiving a share of £534,639 allocated to Devon as part of the NHS Charities Together Community Partnership Grants Programme - formed as a result of NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Urgent Appeal launched in March 2020.
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