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ADS Window Films: volunteers and staff producing visors

Plymouth firm makes 3,500 visors for COVID-19 medial staff

Authored by Duncan Little

A Plymouth based company tells how it joined the nationwide effort to help doctors and nurses at the height of the fight against the spread of Covid 19.

ADS Window Films, which has its offices in Stonehouse, is one of a number of window film companies which completely altered its production line to produce plastic visors for usage by medical staff across the region.

Over the...

Secret garden haven for NHS heroes at Derriford

Authored by Mary

Teams treating Covid-19 patients will be able to step into a secret flower garden at University Hospitals Plymouth after flowers were donated that were destined for the now cancelled Chelsea Flower Show.

Volunteers, coordinated by Intensive Care Specialist Sister Sister Kate Tantam, transformed a courtyard near to the Intensive Care Unit.

Kate said: “The PPE staff are...

Nurses and midwives find opportunities in revalidation process

Authored by Mary

Key figures have gathered at Plymouth University to discuss how nurses and midwives can benefit from their professions’ new revalidation process, which went live on 1 April.

Dozens of students and health professionals joined: Professor Bridie Kent, Head of the University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery; Dr Julian Archer, Director of the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical...

Nurses and midwives find opportunities in revalidation process

Authored by Mary

Key figures have gathered at Plymouth University to discuss how nurses and midwives can benefit from their professions’ new revalidation process, which went live on 1 April.

Dozens of students and health professionals joined: Professor Bridie Kent, Head of the University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery; Dr Julian Archer, Director of the Collaboration for the Advancement of Medical...

Pregnancy research at Derriford in international spotlight

Authored by Mary

Researchers at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust have played a key role in two major, national trials which will change treatment for mothers-to-be.

The results of the trials have been published in international journals within days of each other.

The OPPTIMUM study was published in The Lancet at the weekend and The 35/39 Trial was published in the New England Journal of Medicine (...

Milk teeth matter

Authored by News Desk

Nurses from the Family Nurse Partnership Programme at Plymouth Community Healthcare, who provide support and advice to young mothers, have received training and an information pack on the care of milk teeth from dental students at Plymouth University.

The project has been arranged and managed by the Peninsula Dental Social Enterprise.

The Family Nurse Partnership Programme is...

Nurse’s innovative idea awarded funding

Authored by Sarah Parker

All nurses and allied health professionals are to be provided with a pocket mirror to aid them with the identification of pressure ulcers on patients’ heels, thanks to a hospital Ward Manager, the Trust’s Innovation Group and the Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust’s Charitable Funds Committee.

Having identified that the use of pocket mirrors can help in the detection of compromised tissue...

Plymouth nursing and midwifery badge unveiled

Authored by Sarah Parker

Nursing and midwifery staff at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust are bringing back the hospital badge, with the chosen designed unveiled at Tuesday’s #WeCare Nursing and Midwifery Conference.

Our senior nursing and midwifery team worked in collaboration with Plymouth College of Art, asking the students to come up with designs for two badges. The badges will be awarded to all registered and...

Nurses host event for French nursing students

Authored by Sarah Parker

Derriford Hospital welcomed a group of more than 30 student nurses from the ISF Quimper-Corouaille Nursing School, Brittany.

The second and third year nursing students who are on a European Work Exchange programme in Devon were keen to visit an acute Trust in the area so were invited to Derriford Hospital on Thursday 3 April 2014.

As part of their visit, the students met with...

Asthma team shortlisted for national award

Authored by Mary

A team of healthcare professionals from Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust, whose work has helped to reduce hospital admissions, visits to our emergency department and significantly improve standards of asthma care, has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

The team, based in the Chest Clinic at Derriford Hospital, have been shortlisted down to the final five in the Respiratory...

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