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Category: News

Could you be a Patient Leader?

Added on 27 January 2023, in News - How You Can Help

January saw the launch of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust’s Patient Leader Programme. This new, voluntary role will see leaders recruited as equal members of their teams to work alongside RCHT staff, volunteers and patients, influencing and shaping our services to meet the needs of the wider community. “We need people who can stand […]

Royal Cornwall Hospital entrance sign

National industrial action update

Added on 20 January 2023, in News - Alert

Ambulance industrial action is due to take place on Monday 23 January 2023. Some union members from South Western Ambulance are also expected to take part in further planned industrial action on Monday 6 and Monday 20 February. During planned industrial action, the NHS is working hard to keep people safe while delivering the best […]

Haematology Research patient Vaughan Herriott

57 year old man from Bodmin is now in remission from his cancer after joining research study at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Added on 22 December 2022, in News - Research Patient News

After undergoing 4 different unsuccessful treatments for his cancer, scans now show him to be tumour free. Vaughan Herriott, aged 57 from Bodmin was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2016 following a very difficult 6 months where he was rocked by a spate of 3 family tragedies. Married with 2 children in their 20s, the […]

Newly qualified registered nurses attend graduation ceremony

Nursing Apprenticeship Achievement

Added on 22 December 2022, in News - General News

A newly qualified registered nurse shares the benefits of having completed an apprenticeship at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. It was a time of great celebration recently as a group of former healthcare assistants from the southwest graduated as registered nurses. The newly qualified graduates had all previously completed a registered nurse degree apprenticeship […]

T-Level students attend RCHT for their first industry placement

T-Level students from Truro and Penwith College attend their first industry placement at RCHT

Added on 22 December 2022, in News - General News

On Tuesday 13th December, the Learning and Development Team hosted 10 first year T-Level students from Truro and Penwith College, for their first industry placement. T-Levels are a brand-new two-year qualification as an alternative to A Levels or vocational programmes. On completion, they receive an industry-recognised qualification that is equivalent to three A Levels. The […]

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New Neonatal Unit virtual tour to help relax and reassure new parents

Added on 12 December 2022, in News - General News

An online virtual tour that was co-produced with parents, has been launched for the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) Neonatal Unit.

Michael Joel Apas

Exploring new heights in education

Added on 8 December 2022, in News - Awards and Achievements

Clinical Practice Educator for International Nursing at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust receives award from the Instabright International Guild for Educators and Researchers

Lorraine Cowley, Clinical Scientist (Radiotherapy) at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust; Gill Millen, Clinical Applications Specialist for Oncology CT at Philips UK; and Amy Chippett, Consultant Radiographer at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

New state-of-the-art “Big Bore” CT scanner keeps Cornwall at the forefront of cancer care

Added on 30 November 2022, in News - General News

The Sunrise Centre at the Royal Cornwall Hospital has welcomed its first patients to the newly kitted out CT scanning room, following the installation of a brand new “Big Bore” radiotherapy scanner and a three-month refit of the CT scanning and control rooms.

Entrance and signage to Lowen Ward (Tremenel Unit) and Patient Blood Management

Lowen Ward and Patient Blood Management Service have moved!

Added on 21 November 2022, in News - General News

Lowen Ward has moved into its new temporary home, on the Ground Floor of the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s Tremenel Unit. This is a short-term move for around 19 weeks until the brand-new MRI and Oncology/Haematology Unit opens at the end of March 2023

KNest peer support volunteers Jade Hobbs and Lizzie Miller at the Neonatal Unit

As part of World Prematurity Day, the neonatal unit at the Royal Cornwall Hospital have launched new welcome bags for parents

Added on 21 November 2022, in News - Maternity & Neonatal Services / Patient Experience

World Prematurity Day on 17 November is one of the most important days in the year to raise awareness of the challenges of preterm birth. This year, the Neonatal Team from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust have used the occasion to launch a welcome bag for parents and neonatal families as part of their KNest Neonatal Support relaunch.

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