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‘We are still here for you if you need help’ – NHS in Devon reassures patients

Authored by Mary

Patients who are worried they are being ‘burden’ on the NHS are being reassured that safe, local health services are there for them.

There has been a significant decline in people seeking urgent and emergency treatment across the country since the beginning of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Doctors in Devon have noted a decrease in attendances across both GP practices...

Use the right NHS service for your needs this bank holiday weekend

Authored by Mary

Doctors in Devon are reassuring local people that the NHS is still there for them if they are unwell and need help, but reminding them that opening hours for some services may be different due to the bank holiday weekend.

GP practices will be closed on Monday 25 May for the bank holiday, but other services are available for people with urgent health needs over the holiday period....

Your holiday is on us, Devon park tells crisis heroes

Authored by Mary

Seventy-five nights of happy holidays have been handed to NHS workers by Devon's Ladram Bay Holiday Park as a "thank you" for their dedication and bravery.

The family business said it wanted to give away a free night's stay for every one of the past 75 years it has been welcoming guests to its seaside park in Budleigh Salterton.

It means that when the park is allowed to re-...

Devon Scrubs – Volunteer army pitching in across Devon to support PPE stocks for health and care staff

Authored by News Desk

A VOLUNTEER army of more than 150 volunteers are working from home across Devon to provide vital PPE back up for local NHS and healthcare front liners after a community fundraising appeal netted more than £2,000 in just one week.

Across Devon, the talented crew of craftspeople are stitching and cutting around the clock to provide essential scrubs, laundry bags, and headbands, as well...

Don’t wait until it’s too late, say Devon cancer doctors

Authored by News Desk

Doctors in Devon are concerned that people with cancer symptoms are not coming forward due to the coronavirus pandemic, following new findings that suggest four in ten people are too concerned about being a burden on the NHS to seek help from their GP.

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has warned that delays in getting treatment due to coronavirus fears pose a long term risk to...

Your NHS is here for you: GP practices in Devon provide reassurance they are still open

Authored by Mary

Doctors in Devon are reassuring local people that the NHS is still there for them if they are unwell and need help.

NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has warned that delays in getting treatment due to coronavirus fears pose a long term risk to people’s health.

The message comes as new findings that four in ten people are too concerned about being a burden on the NHS to...

Testing more staff to help them back to work caring for local people in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

Authored by Sarah Parker

Organisations across Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are working together to improve COVID-19 testing for health and care staff, so more can get back to work helping local people in vital frontline health and care roles.

Led by the Peninsula Pathology Network, they have agreed a shared approach using a combination of locally and nationally run testing sites (as below), which...

Construction suppliers work together to support North Devon District Hospital

Authored by Devon news

With companies across the region pulling together to support the wider community during the Covid-19 crisis, RGB Building Supplies is thanking product supplier RODO Ltd and Toolbank Exeter for helping it collect personal protective equipment. This has, in turn, been passed on to North Devon District Hospital to help the NHS staff working hard there.

The builders merchant was able to...

Interactive map launches to help key workers find offers on bikes and repair services

Authored by Emma Cooke

Key workers across Devon can now find cycle-related offers and locate bike stores that are open in their local area, with a live online map launched today.

The map was compiled by the walking and cycling charity Sustrans to make cycling easier for key workers as they travel to and from work each day during Covid-19.

A single repository of information, the map displays four...

Your NHS is here for you: Getting help in an emergency

Authored by Mary

NHS hospital teams across Devon are reassuring local people that emergency services are there for them if they are unwell and need help.

Doctors are concerned that some people who should be getting medical help for non-COVID-19 illnesses are staying away from hospital and not seeking help due to fears they might catch the virus.

Attendances have fallen by more than a third...

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