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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.

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

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. […]

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 […]

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