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CQC report shows improvement underway at RCHT

Added on December 14, 2018, in News - General News / Patient Care

Staff at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals have welcomed today’s report from the Care Quality Commission which has seen the Trust move its rating from ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Requires Improvement’.

£40 million investment in Cornwall’s NHS

Added on December 12, 2018, in News - Cancer Services / Clinical Imaging / Patient Experience

More than £40 million to be spent improving Cornwall’s hospitals and healthcare as part of major transformation programme. Health leaders in Cornwall welcomed the news today that more than £40 million is to be invested in key hospital and healthcare projects in the county. The funding, part of the government’s long term plan for the […]

One + All we Care Staff Awards 2018

Added on December 12, 2018, in Award - Awards and Achievements / General News

In November this year, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust held their annual staff awards, the One + All We Care Staff Awards, celebrating and recognising staff and volunteers who have gone above and beyond their normal job roles. Now in its 8th year, all the winners in this event are nominated by patients, patient’s families and […]

Reducing ‘baby miles’ with additional equipment

Added on December 10, 2018, in News - RCHT Charity

Funding from Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity funds have enabled the purchase of equipment for use by community midwives all over the county which removes the need for many families and their newly born babies to travel over 50 miles to hospital for a jaundice check. Of the three purchased, one went to the West team, […]

Hospital Choir to give the gift of music to end of life patients

Added on December 6, 2018, in News - Fundraising / General News

Royal Cornwall Hospital Choir know just how much comfort music can bring and now they want to give the gift of music to patients approaching end of life and their families at Royal Cornwall Hospital. The choir have released a CD of their most popular songs to raise funds through Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity in […]

The Cove Macmillan Support Centre Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Added on November 26, 2018, in News - Cancer Services

The Cove Macmillan Support Centre in Truro is celebrating two years of supporting local cancer patients and their families. Since opening in November 2016 The Cove has gone from strength to strength supporting approximately 27,700 local cancer patients, families and carers with over 15,200 people coming through the doors in the last year alone. The […]

Young Farmers support Cornwall’s babies with BABA donation

Added on November 22, 2018, in News - BABA / General News

Young Farmers Clubs from across the County have rallied together in a year of fundraising to support The Cornwall Birth and Baby Appeal resulting in donations of £12,600 to the campaign. The central County arm of the organisation adopted the charity appeal for the year and invited other clubs and members to add their support. […]

Birthday celebrations in full swing at the Truro Birth Centre

Added on November 22, 2018, in News - General News / Maternity & Neonatal Services

Birthday celebrations were in full swing at the Truro Birth Centre at RCHT today, as they celebrated their first birthday since they opened their doors to expectant parents! Marking this momentous occasion, the centre invited parents who have had their babies with them during the past year to an open day, providing cakes and a […]

Chronic Fatigue Service

Added on November 20, 2018, in News - General News

Patient weighing scales and clinic chairs were on the Christmas list for the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and ME service at Royal Cornwall Hospital last year and the team were delighted to find out that their wishes had been granted thanks to the 12 Days of Christmas Campaign from Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.

Opening of Second Radial Lounge – improving patient experience and reducing cancellations.

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

This week marks the opening of the second radial lounge at Royal Cornwall Hospital with the first lounge having a significant impact on the experience of Cardiology patients as well as reducing cancellations and delays. The opening of a second lounge has been made possible through the use of charitable funds.