Category: News

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.

The Cove supported by Camping and Caravanning Enthusiasts

Added on February 15, 2018, in News - RCHT Charity

Julie Lorton, representing The Camping and Caravanning Club Cornwall District Association presented Kathryn Radcliffe, The Cove Centre Manager with cheque for £2633.72 raised throughout the year for The Cove Amenity Fund.

A gift from Charlie’ donation

Added on February 15, 2018, in News - General News

Following the loss of their son to Sepsis in 2015, Hayley and Mark Jermyn organised a fundraising event to purchase key rings and teddy bears for bereaved parents and siblings who have lost babies.

Call From A Midwife: Jenny Agutter officially opens Birth Centre and Neonatal Unit

Added on February 9, 2018, in News - Maternity & Neonatal Services / Patient Experience

Jenny Agutter, currently back on our screens in the 7th series of ‘Call The Midwife’ as Sister Julienne, visited Royal Cornwall Hospital’s maternity and neonatal teams today (Friday 9 February) to officially mark the opening of the new Birth Centre and Neonatal Unit.

Seasalt bags raising funds for the Mermaid Centre

Added on February 8, 2018, in News - RCHT Charity

Last night patients, volunteers and staff from The Mermaid Centre attended the launch evening of Seasalt’s new, limited edition, charity shopper bag which will raise money for The Mermaid Centre Fund part of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.

RCHT coming up Roses in revelatory patient care

Added on February 5, 2018, in News - Awards and Achievements

Royal Cornwall Hospital is leading the way in providing an invaluable service for patients with a Rapid On Site Evaluation (ROSE) service which is streamlining of diagnosis for pancreatic, lung, oesophageal and head and neck cancers, improving patient care and speeding up treatment times.

Maternity survey results reveal higher levels of satisfaction

Added on February 2, 2018, in News - Maternity & Neonatal Services / Patient Experience

Results of the latest national maternity services survey show that mums in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly are rating their experience more highly.

Accelerated training programme supports development of endoscopy service

Added on January 19, 2018, in News - Surgical Services / Trust Improvement

Louise Moffitt and Luke Chapman are leading the way at RCHT as the first nurses to undergo a new accelerated, seven month training programme. Once qualified, they will be Clinical Endoscopists, running their own Endoscopy lists.

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.

Don’t give Norovirus to your loved ones in care homes and hospitals this Christmas

Added on December 20, 2017, in News - General News

214 outbreaks of norovirus reported in the community across the South West so far this winter, Now is the time to improve hand hygiene and manage illness at home to stop spread of this unpleasant infectious bug