The Rapid Access Chest Pain Clinic team has taken the initiative to solve the problem of rising referrals and lengthening waits. By changing the way they work, waiting times have tumbled and patients are benefitting from safer care.
Three years ago, sport loving Rio Thomas was diagnosed with diabetes. As a talented footballer, Rio was concerned it would really affect his ability to play at the level he wanted to. However, that was not the case. Since his diagnosis, Rio, now aged 14, has played football at county level and this season is playing football, rugby and is a long distance runner for his school Fowey River Academy.
‘ME Essential’, a national magazine that covers news and stories specific to the study and treatment of chronic illnesses, has recently highlighted the work of Carol Wilson, Specialty Lead & Clinical Specialist Therapist for the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME Service, based here at RCHT.
A new Nursing & Therapies study for the Acute Frailty Network has recognised Royal Cornwall Hospitals as one of the six major sites across the country to have achieved best practice in improving services for frail older people.