Medicine

Nurses Day Twitter Winners

Added on May 18, 2018, in Award - Medicine / Trust Improvement

Following last week’s celebration of Nurses Day, several teams from across Medicine have been awarded by peers for their amazing efforts in promoting and celebrating the event within wards and departments and also across social media.

Scanning for safety – barcode technology supports safer care

Added on February 26, 2018, in News - Medicine / Trust Improvement

Last October the go-live of a new inventory management system in the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s cardiac catheter laboratories, marked the first step in the transformation of how the Trust manages inventory as part of the Scan4Safety Programme.

Improving diagnosis and treatment of sepsis

Added on February 22, 2018, in News - Awards and Achievements / Medicine / Trust Improvement

NHS England has recognised the Royal Cornwall Hospitals as one of the NHS trusts seeing greatest improvement in timely identification and treatment of sepsis.

Cardiac team takes the initiative on improving safety and tackling delay

Added on January 17, 2018, in News - Cardiac Services / Medicine

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.

RCHT’s paediatric diabetes team support young elite sports people

Added on December 14, 2017, in News - General News / Medicine

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.

Lifesaving scanner donated by Friends of RCH

Added on December 1, 2017, in News - Medicine / Volunteering & Friends

The Emergency Department team, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of Royal Cornwall Hospital donating £30,000, has unveiled its new ultrasound machine.

The work of RCHT’s chronic illness services highlighted by national publication…

Added on October 12, 2017, in News - Medicine

‘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.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals among the six sites recognised for best practice by the Acute Frailty Network

Added on September 4, 2017, in Award - Awards and Achievements / Medicine / Patient Experience

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.

Trial of innovative noticeboard supports quality care

Added on July 7, 2017, in News - Medicine

earching for a way to simplify the wide range of quality reports and documents that enable ward staff to keep track of standards and performance

Scan4Safety project releases time to direct patient care

Added on June 20, 2017, in News - Medicine / Patient Experience

Overstocking meant that three storerooms were in operation on Medical Ward 1 at West Cornwall Hospital.