General News

Trust and confidence score highly in patient survey

Added on June 15, 2018, in News - General News / Patient Experience

Results of the national inpatient survey published this week reveal high levels of satisfaction with care at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals with scores of 8/10 or more in 7 of the 11 sections of the survey.

MySunrise App goes live 11th June at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Added on June 11, 2018, in News - Cancer Services / General News / Patient Experience

A diagnosis of Cancer can be a real shock and a very uncertain time for patients and their families. With so many cancers types and new treatments, each patient journey is different.

Funding to support people in a mental health crisis

Added on June 8, 2018, in News - General News / Patient Experience

An exciting new initiative developed by NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Cornwall Foundation Trust and Cornwall Council to create a multi-agency hub to support people in Cornwall who are at risk of experiencing a mental health crisis has been awarded £1.5m funding from the Government.

New Superficial treatment unit offers enhanced skin cancer treatment

Added on June 7, 2018, in News - General News

Patients in Cornwall needing specialist radiotherapy treatment for superficial skin cancers no longer face lengthy journeys for treatment out of county, thanks to the arrival of a new treatment unit at the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s Sunrise Centre.

Button batteries warning to parents for accident prevention week

Added on June 7, 2018, in News - General News / Womens and Children’s Services

As Child Safety Week commences on 4 June, health professionals are warning parents to be extra vigilant to prevent young children swallowing button batteries on toys.

Wedding bells ring in Maternity

Added on May 17, 2018, in News - General News

With the Royal Wedding just around the corner, wedding bells were also ringing in our Maternity department, after new Dad Josh Kelly proposed to his partner Gabrielle by his son Hudson wearing a bib saying ‘Will you marry Daddy?’

Celebrating National ODP Day at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Added on May 9, 2018, in News - General News

Monday 14th May is National ODP day and to mark this, we are highlighting some of our fantastic Operating Department Practitioners that work at Royal Cornwall Hospital and hear from them about how and why they took on this role.

National Breast Screening Programme

Added on May 8, 2018, in Alerts - General News

Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England (NHSE) have highlighted an issue with the NHS Breast Screening Programme, which has led to some women not being invited for their final screen between their 68th and 71st birthday. A number of IT improvements and changes to processes have now been made to the screening invitation system and the issue has now been fixed.

National Guardian’s Office to carry out case review into speaking up

Added on April 25, 2018, in News - General News

The National Guardian’s Office (NGO) will be looking into speaking up practices, processes and culture within the trust as part of a case review that will begin next month. This is in response to information, such as feedback from our staff survey, that the trust needs to improve the support it provides to workers who speak up.

Nutrition and Hydration week offers a menu of information and treats!

Added on March 21, 2018, in News - General News

Last week was Nutrition and Hydration week, an event that aims to highlight, promote and celebrate improvement in the provision of nutrition and hydration locally, nationally and globally.