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 […]

Healthcare Science Week – Chemistry

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

The clinical chemistry laboratory at RCHT is staffed by a mix of laboratory assistants, assistant practitioners and biomedical scientists who provide a 24/7 service every day of the year. We perform a wide range of tests on blood (serum and plasma), urine, stool, CSF, and other bodily fluid samples to provide information that contributes towards […]

Healthcare Science Week 2021 – DCT

Added on 9 March 2021, in Brilliant You / News - General News

Department of Clinical Technology (DCT) What’s our role? The Department of Clinical Technology provides specialist wide-ranging technical services across the healthcare community in Cornwall; this includes (but is not limited to) The Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust and Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust. The service provides whole-life management of medical equipment from pre-purchase assessment through safety and […]

Redruth Rugby Club supports RCHT’s Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening service

Added on 5 March 2021, in News - Patient Care / Patient Experience

The potentially lifesaving screening service is resuming this week thanks to the help of the RFC

Cornwall Air Ambulance delivers first lifesaving blood transfusion to teenager

Added on 25 February 2021, in News - Patient Care / Patient Experience

A Cornish teenager has become the first person to receive a lifesaving blood transfusion at the scene of an incident thanks to a new partnership between medical services in the county.

Partnership between RCHT and Truro and Penwith Academy Trust supports Digital Devices for Schools

Added on 25 February 2021, in News - General News

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has donated twenty-four laptops to assist students learning from home during the Covid pandemic

RCHT’s Learning Disability Nursing and Safeguarding Team receive award for new book

Added on 5 February 2021, in Awards / News - Patient Care / Patient Experience

‘Going to Hospital’, the 5th Book in the Looking Up Series, has been named winner of the 2021 Waterloo Foundation Embracing Complexity Award

Visiting someone in hospital – latest arrangements

Added on 4 February 2021, in News - Patient Experience

We are reintroducing some limited visiting at our main and community hospitals in a safe and COVID-compliant way. This is in line with updated guidance from NHS England and the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

NHS and care staff call on residents for support as demands on services rise

Added on 4 February 2021, in Alerts / News - Alerts

Health and adult social care staff are calling on local residents for support ahead of the weekend as demand for the area’s services rises.

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trialled in South West 89.3% effective

Added on 29 January 2021, in News - Research

The NIHR-supported Novavax COVID-19 vaccine – which was trialled in Exeter and Cornwall – has demonstrated that the vaccine is 89.3% effective at preventing COVID-19.This data was identified from interim analysis of the Phase III study and included effectiveness against the new variants.