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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.

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Ancient surgical technique could have a new role in modern knee replacement

Authored by Mary

In good news for the 100,000 patients who undergo the procedure in the UK each year, traction - a technique known to the military surgeons of Ancient Greece - could become an integral part of modern knee replacement surgery, according to a study published in the International Journal of Orthopaedics.

The study was carried out at the Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, Plymouth, UK, by...

Special patient leaves Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre laden with gifts

Authored by News Desk

When patients are discharged from hospital they can expect to take home with them all sorts of advice and the equipment they need. But one very special patient at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre so captured the hearts of everyone there that he was waved off laden with gifts.

The team at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre usually specialise in elective, planned surgery such as hip...

Initiative boosts healthcare workers’ morale and supports local business

Authored by Mary

An initiative to boost staff morale during the COVID-19 crisis has been introduced by Care UK, which runs Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in a bid to support local businesses as many battle huge uncertainty under the current circumstances.

Colleagues at Peninsula NHS Treatment are contributing to the fight against COVID-19 by providing additional support University Hospitals Plymouth...

Rainbow pebble cheers health staff

Authored by Mary

Every element of the NHS is under pressure at the moment, so when members of staff at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre spotted a pebble painted with a rainbow in a planter near the hospital’s entrance, it brought a smile to everyone’s faces.

Mark White, Hospital Director at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre, commented: “We spotted the pebble and it really raised our spirits. We don’t know...

GP praises care at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre

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When Dr Susanne Charlton, 56, a GP at Port View Surgery, Saltash, cellist and novelist, needed treatment for trigger thumb and a carpal tunnel decompression, she turned to Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre in Plymouth.

Susanne, who lives in Launceston, and is also a clinical assistant in radiotherapy at Derriford Hospital, had been experiencing pain in her arm and hand on and off for...

Senior nurse joins Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre

Authored by Mary

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...

Patients give popular hospital top marks

Authored by Mary

Patients have given Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre a score of 100% for its ophthalmology services, according to the latest results from the national Friends and Family Test.

The hospital’s day ward scored 99.5%, its inpatient ward 99% and its endoscopy department 98.8%

Overall, Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre scored 94.5% from the 784 patients who completed the Friends and...

Patients give popular hospital top marks

Authored by Mary

Patients have given Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre a score of 100% for its ophthalmology and endoscopy services, according to the latest results from the national Friends and Family Test.

The hospital’s day ward scored 99.6%

Overall, Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre scored 97% from the 813 patients who completed the Friends and Family questionnaire during the month of December...

Hospital festive fundraising makes £1108 for local charity

Authored by Mary

Big-hearted patients, visitors and members of staff at Peninsula NHS Treatment Centre have raised an amazing £1108 through a number of festive activities, in aid of the hospital’s chosen charity – Improving Lives Plymouth.

The fundraising activities included a Christmas Craft Fair with gifts and goodies hand made by members of staff and patients; the sponsored wearing of Christmas...

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