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Pedal 4 Patients

Added on 16 September 2021, in Charity / News - Hospital Heroes / RCHT Charity

Back in September 2019 when we first released details of our London to Paris cycle challenge, we never imagined we would be here two years later…

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The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is shortlisted for the HSJ Environmental Sustainability Award

Added on 16 September 2021, in News - Awards and Achievements

Over the past eighteen months, the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has been leading the way in its commitment to providing new sustainability measures and green initiatives to help protect the environment.

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A stunning success story for young NHS apprentice

Added on 14 September 2021, in News - Working for us

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has an impressive track record for taking on apprentices and nurturing their potential.

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Operational pressures and changes to surgical services

Added on 10 September 2021, in News - Surgical Services

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust Medical Director, Dr Allister Grant said: “With covid-related admissions remaining high and health and care services in Cornwall under continued pressure, we’ve taken the difficult decision to temporarily suspend planned routine and urgent surgery at our main hospitals, so our clinical teams can care for people needing emergency admission.”

A nurse, dressed in scrubs and a surgical facemask, seated in a ward setting, looks through the pages of a book

Critical Care team is shortlisted for national Patient Experience Network award

Added on 9 September 2021, in News - Awards and Achievements

The Critical Care team at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has been shortlisted at this year’s PENNA awards, under the category Personalisation of Patient Care

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Annual Public Meeting Reflects on Being ‘Stronger Together’ During 2020-21

Added on 6 September 2021, in Alerts - Trust Board

Our Annual Public Meeting on the 2nd of September gave us time to reflect on our year from April 2020 to March 2021 and, in particular, the impact the Covid-19 Pandemic has had on our hospitals, our services, and our people. It was summed up in this brilliant video featuring many colleagues and telling the […]

Preg-Cov Trial

Added on 31 August 2021, in News - General News

The Preg-CoV trial aims to identify the best interval to be used between doses of COVID-19 vaccines for protecting pregnant women against COVID-19.

ColLAborative working – 48-hour Twitter takeover showcases good practice at the RCHT

Added on 27 August 2021, in News - Patient Care

The British Association of Cytopathology (BAC) has invited the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust to showcase good practice using the association’s Twitter account.

Small cardboard box placed on a desk. The box includes a label featuring the logo of the Patient Safety team and the words “Thank you for being brilliant.

Thank you boxes to be delivered to colleagues that have promoted a SAFE work climate

Added on 27 August 2021, in News - Patient Care

When the Patient Safety team at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust asked for feedback on their Human Factors training earlier this year, they also put out a call for nominations.

CQC welcomes improvement at RCHT

Added on 20 August 2021, in News - Trust Improvement

The Care Quality Commission has today published its findings following its focussed inspection in June, related to Never Events. There are three reports, one each for Royal Cornwall, West Cornwall and St Michael’s hospitals. Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Nursing, Midwifery and Allied Health Professions at RCHT, Kim O’Keeffe said: “We welcome the Care […]

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