News Archives: March 2021

A nurse holding a box of recyclable plastic objects.

Colleagues from the RCHT lead improvements in sustainability

Added on 19 March 2021, in News - General News

A nurse from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has helped to inspire new initiatives around the recycling of sterile plastics

Healthcare Science Week 2021 – Highlighting some of the Cardiac team

Added on 16 March 2021, in News - General News

Joshua Morton, Bradley Cock, Duane Smith, Samantha Kodola

Healthcare Science Week 2021 – Pathology and Covid Testing

Added on 16 March 2021, in News - General News

The first tests for coronavirus were done on 18th March 2020. Since then we have done 105,000 PCR tests on patients and staff and 48000 antibody tests since June 2020.

Medical machine for radiation therapy

Healthcare Science Week 2021 – Radiotherapy Physics

Added on 16 March 2021, in News - General News

The radiotherapy physics team is responsible for a multitude of activities within RCHT and the Sunrise Centre

Health and social care job vacancies need filling now

Added on 12 March 2021, in News - Working for us

An appeal is going out to people with varying levels of skills and experience to join or re-join the social care and health sector in Cornwall and help with the ongoing response to the pandemic.

How to keep in touch with your loved ones this Mother’s Day

Added on 12 March 2021, in News - Patient Care / Patient Experience

Mother’s Day is going to be different once again this year; with national restrictions on households mixing outside of established bubbles meaning families and loved ones will not be able to celebrate in the usual way.

Biomedical Scientist smiling in an office

Healthcare Science Week 2021 – A day in the life of a chemistry biomedical scientist

Added on 12 March 2021, in News - General News

“I am a Biomedical Scientist who works in the Clinical Chemistry laboratory of the Royal Cornwall Hospital. Covid-19 has had a large impact on the way we work across the whole of Pathology.”

Healthcare Science Week 2021 – Pathology

Added on 12 March 2021, in News - General News

What is Pathology? There are 19 different specialities under the umbrella of Pathology, including: Clinical biochemistry Haematology Medical microbiology Transfusion medicine Histopathology Cytopathology Immunology And many more… Did you know… Around 95% of clinical pathways rely on patients having access to pathology services. 14 tests for each person in England and Wales are performed annually. […]

EHPIC poster that reads empowering healthy pregnancy in Cornwall

New service to support parents to stop smoking during pregnancy and beyond

Added on 10 March 2021, in News - Maternity & Neonatal Services / Patient Experience

The NHS recently set out a national ambition to halve this rate as set out in the “Saving Babies Lives Care Bundle” with an ambition of achieving a smoking in pregnancy rate of 6%. In Cornwall our rate is currently around 15%, far too high.

Healthcare Science Week – Vascular

Added on 10 March 2021, in Brilliant You / News - General News

As Vascular Scientists the majority of our work involves doing ultrasound scans of arteries and veins in the body. This contributes to the diagnosis and management of many conditions including stroke or mini-stroke, peripheral arterial disease, deep vein thrombosis, and venous incompetence to name just a few. Our scans help determine which patients may be […]

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