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Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital to become an NHS orthopaedic surgical unit

Authored by Mary

Over 12,000 NHS patients have been seen at Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic - now the independent hospital is set to become an NHS orthopaedic surgical unit as it continues to support its local NHS Trust.

Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic Nuffield Health Plymouth Hospital has taken pressure off the NHS by providing additional capacity to treat...

The NHS in Devon is here for you – reassurance as county prepares to welcome summer visitors

Authored by Mary

The NHS in Devon has measures in place to keep local people and visitors safe as the county welcomes thousands of holidaymakers for the summer season.

With restrictions on holiday stays and day-tripping eased, Devonians are welcoming visitors attracted by the county’s glorious coastline and stunning countryside.

Doctors are encouraging everyone in the county to stay alert...

It’s easy to see your GP: 6 things you need to know

Authored by Mary

More and more people in Devon are seeing their GPs as services continue to adapt to keep people safe from coronavirus.

Services like routine vaccinations and smear tests are now being offered, in addition to usual weekday GP appointments which can be held by phone, online or face-to-face.

Many people are surprised to know that GP services are fully available. Here’s how it...

‘Don’t suffer in silence’ – help at hand for anyone in Devon feeling anxious about leaving lockdown

Authored by Mary

People in Devon who are worried or anxious about coping with the newly relaxed lockdown measures are being offered help and support.

A further easing of lockdown measures on Saturday, 4 July, has left many people concerned about going back to pre-Covid social situations, such as visiting a restaurant, or about the catching virus itself while out and about.

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For Our Heroes: Tavistock songwriter's moving tribe to key workers

Authored by News Desk

A heart-warming tribute song thanking NHS staff and key workers on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic has been written and produced by Tavistock locals, Andrew Lessiter and Violet Ryder.

Alongside his day job as a Virgin Media sales representative for Plymouth South, 37-year-old Andrew wrote ‘For Our Heroes’ in one week, expertly recording and producing a video to accompany the...

‘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...

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