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South West nurse joins popular hospital as Ward Manager

Authored by Mary

A nurse who has dedicated her career to caring for patients in Devon and Cornwall, has joined popular hospital Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre as Ward Manager.

Marie Aitkenhead gained her Diploma in Adults in Acute Care Areas Adult Nursing at the University of Plymouth in 2007. She gained other qualifications at the University, culminating in a BSc in Health Studies in 2015.


Plymouth nurse promoted to Head of Nursing and Clinical Services

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A nurse who has dedicated her entire nursing career to Plymouth and the South West, has been promoted to the role of Head of Nursing and Clinical Services at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre.

Margaret Mahoney qualified as a registered nurse in 1998, at Derriford Hospital (now Plymouth University Hospitals NHS Trust - UHP). Within six months she was promoted to senior staff nurse....

South West nurse takes safe staffing call to heart of government

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Nursing staff took the voices of their colleagues and the public to the heart of the Westminster government yesterday, calling for urgent action to fix the nursing workforce crisis in England.

Vicky Brotherton, a senior ophthalmic nurse at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, was among four nursing staff who went to Downing Street to hand in petitions totalling over 220,000 signatures...

Senior nurse joins Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre

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Senior nurse Linda Wyatt has joined popular hospital Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre as Day Surgery and Endoscopy Manager.

Linda began her nursing career as a healthcare assistant in Primrose Ward, Derriford Hospital, caring for patients who had undergone breast surgery.

She completed her nursing degree at the University of Plymouth in 2006 and re-joined Derriford Hospital as...

Commonwealth War Graves Commission appeals for relatives of WW1 nurse

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The Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) is appealing for relatives of a nurse who died on active duty in the First World War and will soon be commemorated by the organisation.

Nurse Olive Louise Bennett was 29 years old when she died on October 30, 1916. She is buried at the Plymouth (Ford Park) Cemetery and was part of the Voluntary Aid Detachment.

Olive was the daughter...

Dental student project adopted by Family Nurse Partnership nationwide

Authored by Mary

The result of a project by dental students at Plymouth University has been shared nationally across the Family Nurse Partnership Programme.

A group of dental students undertook a community project with the Family Nurse Partnership Programme in Plymouth last year.

The project was part of the Inter Professional Engagement (IPE) programme which sees dental students undertake a...

Alison Seabeck MP celebrates Nurses’ Day 2014 with outstanding local nurse

Authored by Mary

Alison Seabeck, MP for Plymouth Moor View, has celebrated Nurses’ Day 2014 with constituent and outstanding nurse Sarah Lewis at a reception held in Parliament.

Sarah Lewis, a Pain Management Nurse at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court, won both the Nursing Standard Defence Nursing Award 2014 and the overall Nurse of the Year 2014 Award.

Hosted by the...

Nurse flies the flag for Plymouth

Authored by Sarah Parker

An Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner (ANNP) from Plymouth who was invited to attend the annual commemoration of the life and work of Florence Nightingale at Westminster Abbey last week (Wednesday 7 May 2014) has reflected on her memorable experience.

The annual service is held to celebrate nursing and midwifery staff, both registered and unregistered, working in these services....

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