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Innovations in healthcare help patients get better faster. With support, we can buy advanced equipment, provide better healing environments and support critical research projects.
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Published: January 15, 2020
Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity have a team of over 30 cyclists ready to pedal into 2020 taking on the challenge of cycling 237 miles over 3 days from London to Paris.
Published: December 24, 2019
Life size cut outs of Peter Jones and Deborah Meadon are not what you would naturally expect to find at Royal Cornwall Hospital but they took to then stage alongside the Trust’s own panel of ‘dragons’ as the Trust hosted The Den @RCHT, the hospitals version of the hit BBC show.
Published: December 23, 2019
Would you be happy getting on a plane where the stewards had just READ about how to open the emergency door and release the escape slide or would you prefer them to have actually PRACTICED the emergency routine?
The Vectra captures breast images in ultra-high resolution 3D and is used to explore possible outcomes and educate patients about their potential procedures.
It also allows clinicians and patients to work together to create a shared understanding of treatment objectives for customised treatment plans.
Staff on the Critical Care Unit requested funding to decorate the room, adding an extra level of care & compassion to the families of patients in the most critical conditions. At times, the Relatives Room is used to impart bad news to patients’ loved ones, so it is important to provide the best environment possible.
Prior to the refurbishment, the room was bare and cold, hosting plain white walls, a couple of old chairs and two metal filing cabinets.
Now, relatives can experience a more calm and relaxing experience with soft-coloured walls, beautiful paintings of Cornwall, cushions & sofas, and soft-lighting from corner lamps. The room has been decorated using shades of blue, which is said to decrease blood pressure, as well as slow respiration and heart rates – proving its purpose even further.
Nurses use the models as teaching aids to facilitate patient education and increase treatment compliance.
‘Sharing information and educating patients is a fundamental part of being a Clinical Nurse Specialist; these education resources have created a visual experience to promote patient understanding.’ Hazel Cowls – Nurse Specialist
With a train track, kitchen, work bench, and painting supplies, the playroom is used as an ice-breaker to help staff connect with children before they go in for operations. It is also an area where children and their families can use during recovery, after surgery.
Staff nurse Liz Huthnance said, “The best part of having the playroom is that it really helps get kids out of bed and active after their operations.”
Prior to having the playroom, children didn’t have a fun area where they could be monitored by staff.
They often stayed in bed with their families. After just 2 weeks of being open, staff observed improvement in the recovery and activity levels of their young patients.
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