Plymouth Hospitals Trust

Plymouth Hospitals Trust's risk level assessed in new healthcare watchdog report

Authored by Matthew Vizard

A new report into Plymouth Hospitals Trust has indicated that it is at a moderately low level of risk of failing to provide safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led services.

The healthcare watchdog, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), has published a new 'Intelligent Monitoring Report' for each of the 161 acute and mental health trusts in England.

The CQC has...

Derriford Hospital's Open Day "a massive success"

Authored by JenniferJ

Derriford Hospital's first public Open Day in more than a decade has been hailed as a massive success.

More than 2,000 people went along to Plymouth's flagship NHS hospital on Saturday 28 September to find out for themselves what goes on behind the doors and managers say that the initial feedback has been "overwhelming positive".

The doors officially opened at 10am but visitors...

Derriford Hospital reports five serious patient mistakes

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Derriford Hospital have revealed that their staff have reported five incidents, known as 'never events' (so-called because they are events that should never happen), that relate to surgery or other intervention to the wrong part of the body of patients. These have all been identified via an incident reporting system since November. A 'never event' is classified by the Department of Health as a...

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