Devon Air Ambulance expands service to patients with two Critical Care Cars

Authored by Mary

From 2 March, when poor weather or maintenance prevents Devon’s emergency aircraft from flying, two new Critical Care Cars mean our critical care teams can still provide specialist life-saving care by road. In the Autumn 2018 Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced £10 million in capital funding for air ambulance services.  Devon Air Ambulance applied for £226,061 of this fund, to...

New Year swim to raise money for tiny babies

Authored by Mary

Hundreds of brave swimmers will take to the waves at Wembury beach on 01 January 2020 to raise money for Plymouth Hospitals Charity. 85-year-old Terry Clarke, from Wembury, is a passionate fundraiser who organises the fancy dress swim every year.

This year, the former clinical nurse tutor at Derriford, has decided to raise money for the tiniest of babies in the Neonatal Intensive...

Trust marks Dying Matters Awareness Week

Authored by News Desk

As part of Dying Matters Awareness Week, running from 8 – 14 May, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust is marking the nationally promoted week by encouraging people to talk openly about dying, death and bereavement.

Throughout the week, events and activities are being held across the country to raise awareness about end of life issues. This year’s theme is ‘what can you do?’ with the aim to...

Reappointment of Non Executive Director

Authored by News Desk

NHS Improvement has confirmed the reappointment of Elizabeth Raikes as Non Executive Director of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust.

A chartered accountant by profession, Mrs Raikes was previously a Chief Executive in the public sector, including Torbay Council, for 12 years. With an integrated health and social care system in Torbay, Mrs Raikes has considerable experience of close and...

Police appeal following racial abuse incident

Authored by News Desk

Police have released the image of a man they wish to identify, following reports of racial abuse in Greenbank Avenue, St Judes in Plymouth.

It is alleged that two men were near the Plymouth Islamic Education Trust at 00.45am on Sunday 12th June 2016 and subjected a number of the members, including women and children to racial abuse as they left the premises.

One man, aged 45...

Teddy bears needed for research study!

Authored by Mary

Members of Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust's Research and Development Team are hoping you and your teddy can help them with their latest research study.

All you need to do is pop along, with your favourite teddy bear, to see the team in the city centre next Saturday (14th May) at the Place de Brest, between 10am to 2pm. There the team will be on hand to take your teddy bear’s measurements...

Festival promises a weekend of folk, food and fun

Authored by Mary

All roads lead to Dartmoor on 23- 25 October, when one of the country’s best loved folk festivals hits the streets, halls and pubs of Okehampton.

The 17th Baring-Gould Weekend, organised by Okehampton-based music charity Wren Music, combines intimate concerts by established acts alongside community orchestras and choirs, impromptu street performances, dancing, and plenty of local food...

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust announce new Director of Finance

Authored by Sarah Parker

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust has announced that Neil Kemsley has been appointed as the new Director of Finance.

Neil joins Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust from NHS England South West where he has served as Finance Director since 2013.

Having worked for a range of NHS organisations, including primary care and acute trusts, Neil brings with him extensive experience. In particular he...

Two new non-executive directors for Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Authored by Sarah Parker

Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust have announced the appointment of Professor Raymond Playford and Mr Mike Leece OBE to the Trust Board.

Both have been appointed to serve as Non Executive Directors and bring with them considerable experience.

As deputy Vice Chancellor of Plymouth University, Professor Playford has oversight of the faculties of health and human sciences (including...

Derriford Hospital is top!

Authored by Mary

Derriford Hospital's Emergency Department has been named as the best in the country for seeing patients within the national target, as the vast majority of patients coming to the department at Derriford Hospital are being seen within four hours or less.

According to data submitted to the Trust Development Authority, 98.6% of patients attending our emergency department have been seen...


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