Category: News

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 Awards / News - 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.

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.

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.

Ward Accreditation scheme supports quality and safety…

Added on January 12, 2018, in News - General News

The New Year is a great time to embark on something new and for ward teams they’ll soon be setting their sights on ‘gold’, as they embark on a quality and safety based accreditation scheme.