Category: News

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.

Festive fundraisers

Added on December 12, 2017, in News - Fundraising / West Cornwall Hospital

West Cornwall Hospital, medical and surgical ward colleagues marked ‘National Elf Day’ on Friday by dressing up in support of Alzheimer’s Society UK.

The inspirational ‘#hello my name is…’ story

Added on December 12, 2017, in News - Patient Experience

RCHT colleagues attending recent presentations by Chris Pointon, telling the #hello my name is… story came away feeling inspired and motivated to share the ethos of what is now a world-wide campaign.

Pedal power sparks healthy rehab challenge

Added on December 8, 2017, in News - Therapies / Volunteering & Friends

Over the summer patients at Marie Therese House have collectively cycled from Land’s End to Exeter as part of a their rehabilitation therapy.

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.

A drug trialled in Cornwall has today been announced as a “breakthrough” in breast cancer treatment

Added on November 16, 2017, in News - Cancer Services / General News

The drug, called ribociclib, has been shown to slow the progression of advanced breast cancer by at least 10 months and can delay the need for chemotherapy, giving women the chance to live a normal life for longer.

New MRI Scanner, Tennvenek Unit Official Opening

Added on November 1, 2017, in News - Clinical Imaging

The official opening of the new MRI scanner, Tennvenek Unit took place today, benefiting patients with the latest generation in imaging technology.

Natwest Appeal for Toys for Cornwall’s Children at Christmas

Added on November 1, 2017, in News - RCHT Charity

Cornish branches of a high street bank are appealing for donations of toys this Christmas to be given to children spending the festive season in hospital.

£2 million project to replace CT and X-Ray equipment gets underway at West Cornwall Hospital

Added on October 30, 2017, in News - Clinical Imaging / General News

A £2 million investment in new CT and X-Ray equipment has begun at West Cornwall Hospital.

Scan4Safety transforms Inventory management in RCH’s Cath Labs

Added on October 27, 2017, in News - Cardiac Services / General News

This week, the go-live of a new Inventory Management system in RCH’s Cath labs, marked the first step in what will be a dramatic transformation to how the Trust manages Inventory as part of the Scan4Safety Programme. As one of only 6 demonstrator sites in the country, RCHT is leading the way for the NHS […]