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.
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?’
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.
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.
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.