University Hospitals Plymouth

South West patients part of global remdesivir drugs trial for Covid-19

Authored by Mary

Plymouth researchers are thanking local patients who have taken part in a clinical trial of the antiviral drug remdesivir in the treatment of coronavirus. Remdesivir was recently approved by the NHS to treat COVID-19: the first drug to be licensed for this use in the UK .

The trial took place at Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, part of a global study across North America and Europe....

Gifting back memories to bereaved families

Authored by Mary

Senior Sister Ali Griffiths from University Hospitals Plymouth has turned her experience of grief into positive change for bereaved relatives.

As part of the Trust’s Innovation Programme, Ali and a team of innovators have worked together to improve the way personal belongings are returned to families after someone has passed away.

As a result, new ‘bereavement bags’ are...

University Hospitals Plymouth achieves highest-ever scores in patient-led assessment

Authored by News Desk

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has achieved its highest scores to-date since the introduction of patient-led annual assessments five years ago.

The Patient-Led Assessment of the Care Environment (PLACE) is part of a national system that aims to help NHS organisations understand how well they are meeting the needs of their patients and to identify where improvements can be made...

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