Derriford hospital

Challenge 31 – your 31 day challenge for the month of August

Authored by Mary

Derriford’s Children's Wards are calling on the children of Devon and Cornwall, from toddlers to teens to take part in a challenge. For the month of August, we’re asking you to challenge yourself, have some fun, and raise some money.

In 31 days can you bounce on a trampoline for 31 minutes? Read 31 books? Hula hoop 31 times? Knit a 3.1 meters long scarf? Do 31 wheelies on your bike?...

Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital works together with Derriford Hospital to deliver Oncology Services

Authored by Mary

Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital, located on Derriford Road opposite the University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) is one of 30 Nuffield Health hospitals being made available to NHS trusts following discussions with NHS England and Wales about how independent hospitals can support NHS patients in its efforts against the coronavirus (Covid-19).

Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital...

War Horse characters visit Derriford Hospital

Authored by News Desk

Characters from the National Theatre production of War Horse recently paid a visit to Derriford Hospital, bringing smiles and delight to both patients and staff.

Along with their puppeteers, Baby Joey and Goose popped in this afternoon to visit some poorly children and their families, in both the children’s day case unit and children’s wards on level 12.

Baby Joey and Goose...

Student takeover successfully trialled on Hartor ward

Authored by Mary

Last month, Derriford Hospital saw student nurses successfully takeover the running of a ward, as part of a new model of learning.

Collaborative Learning in Practice Placements (CLIPP) is a new model of nurse training in practice, whereby teams of students take over the running of one or two bays of a hospital ward, whilst being overseen by dedicated registered nurses and support...

Sian Dennison wins at NHS70 Parliamentary Awards

Authored by News Desk

University Hospitals Plymouth's Head of Nursing (Cancer and End of Life), Sian Dennison, has won the ‘Excellence in Cancer Care Award’ at the NHS70 Parliamentary Awards.

Sian with her award The prestigious competition is the first of its kind to mark the 70th birthday of the NHS, and to recognise the massive contribution made by the individuals who work in and alongside the NHS....

Employment opportunities for Learning Disabled people

Authored by Pip Critten

An award winning project that supports young adults with Learning Disabilities to find and keep paid employment is seeking interns for its next course starting in September.

Project SEARCH is a partnership between Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, Pluss, Serco and City College Plymouth who create employment opportunities for young adults with Learning Disabilities.

They provide...

Poem and donation commends Meldon Ward

Authored by Sarah Parker

Two former patients of Derriford Hospital’s Meldon Ward have found a novel way to say a special thank you for their recent treatment.

Roger Palfrey (pictured) and Kevin Gardner met during a recent inpatient stay and the pair formed a quick rapport during their stay and decided to find a special way to say thank you to the team, for treating them with such compassion during their stay...

Grand gesture from Salisbury Road Baptist Church

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust would like to say a very special thank you to the volunteers of Salisbury Road Baptist Church, who have kindly donated £1,000 to our Torrington Intensive Care Unit for a third time.

In 2014, Elaine Giles underwent heart surgery and had to stay in Derriford Hospital for nine days. During this time, she stayed on Torrington Intensive Care Unit and has since...

Dedicated Maternity Line for pregnant women set to launch

Authored by News Desk

From Monday 27 March 2017 there will be just one number that expectant mums or new parents will need to use to seek advice from a Derriford Midwife, both before and after they have had their baby.

The new Maternity Line is being introduced by the midwives at Derriford Hospital, in partnership with South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, to offer a single telephone number...

Endoscopy unit open day at Derriford Hospital

Authored by Sarah Parker

On Saturday 25 March, the Endoscopy Unit at Derriford Hospital will be opening its doors to registered nurses, health care assistants, porters and admin staff that may be interested in finding out more about career opportunities.

The open day will welcome those interested between 10am-1pm, with the chance to walk around the unit, witness a scope using a teaching dummy, the chance to...


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