December 2017

Don’t give Norovirus to your loved ones in care homes and hospitals this Christmas

Added on December 20, 2017, in News - General News

214 outbreaks of norovirus reported in the community across the South West so far this winter, Now is the time to improve hand hygiene and manage illness at home to stop spread of this unpleasant infectious bug

Plans for a Shadow Accountable Care System

Added on December 14, 2017, in News - General News

The NHS and local government in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are agreed that the way services are currently commissioned and provided won’t address the changing the needs of their local communities. Doing more of the same is financially unsustainable and will not guarantee that quality and safety of care will improve.

RCHT’s paediatric diabetes team support young elite sports people

Added on December 14, 2017, in News - General News / Medicine

Three years ago, sport loving Rio Thomas was diagnosed with diabetes. As a talented footballer, Rio was concerned it would really affect his ability to play at the level he wanted to. However, that was not the case. Since his diagnosis, Rio, now aged 14, has played football at county level and this season is playing football, rugby and is a long distance runner for his school Fowey River Academy.

Festive fundraisers

Added on December 12, 2017, in News - Fundraising / West Cornwall Hospital

West Cornwall Hospital, medical and surgical ward colleagues marked ‘National Elf Day’ on Friday by dressing up in support of Alzheimer’s Society UK.

The inspirational ‘#hello my name is…’ story

Added on December 12, 2017, in News - Patient Experience

RCHT colleagues attending recent presentations by Chris Pointon, telling the #hello my name is… story came away feeling inspired and motivated to share the ethos of what is now a world-wide campaign.

Pedal power sparks healthy rehab challenge

Added on December 8, 2017, in News - Therapies / Volunteering & Friends

Over the summer patients at Marie Therese House have collectively cycled from Land’s End to Exeter as part of a their rehabilitation therapy.

Lifesaving scanner donated by Friends of RCH

Added on December 1, 2017, in News - Medicine / Volunteering & Friends

The Emergency Department team, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Royal Cornwall Hospital donating £30,000, has unveiled its new ultrasound machine.