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Green space, cold water swimming and trauma training for Cornwall NHS staff

Added on 17 January 2022, in Charity - Where Your Money Goes

Thanks to charity funding staff at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) will receive additional resources and support for their wellbeing and recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic thanks to funding from NHS Charities Together.

Pedal 4 People Line up at Lands End

Pedal 4 Patients

Added on 13 January 2022, in Charity - How You Can Help / RCHT Charity

Riders one and all! RCHT Charity is back and ready to tackle 2022 with their amazing Pedal4Patients cycle challenge.

Ambulances Outside ED August 2021

Huge demand for care over Christmas

Added on 30 December 2021, in News - General News

With the arrival of 56 babies, 2,000 emergency department and minor injury unit attendances, over 3,600 calls to the 111 and out of hours GP service, and over 420 calls to the mental health line since Christmas Eve, it’s been one of the busiest year’s ever for NHS staff across Cornwall.

Covid Jab being injected

Give yourself and the NHS the best Christmas present: get your COVID-19 jab

Added on 22 December 2021, in News - Covid / General News

Cornwall’s NHS smashed its target to vaccinate 50,000 people against COVID-19 last week by putting 55,000 doses in arms.

Alison Richardson and Nikki Pryke receive their awards.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust wins big at this year’s Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards

Added on 17 December 2021, in Awards - Awards and Achievements / General News

Following last year’s hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the annual Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards returned for the sixth time last month, with a gala ceremony held at Truro and Penwith College.

Dermatology Unit at the Royal Cornwall Hospital detail their journey of improvement

Added on 16 December 2021, in News - General News / Trust Improvement

Eleven months ago, the Dermatology Unit at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, set to work on the implementation of a quality improvement plan.

Endoscopy team with entonox mobile destruction

Medical gas neutraliser is latest green initiative at RCHT

Added on 30 November 2021, in News - Sustainable RCHT

As Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust moves closer to its commitment to be Carbon Neutral Net Zero by 2030, our Gastroenterology team is the first in the UK to implement new technology within endoscopy to tackle environmentally damaging emissions from nitrous oxide, the gas commonly used for pain relief. The Mobile Destruction Unit or MDU, made […]

RCHT Sustainability team celebrate commendation at the HSJ Awards

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

Added on 30 November 2021, in - Awards and Achievements / General News

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is commended for the HSJ Environmental Sustainability Award Last week, the 41st annual Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards ceremony was held, with the event once again providing an opportunity to celebrate and shine a light on the colleagues and institutions that have been at the forefront of healthcare excellence […]

Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist Emma Cresswell and Family Health Worker Emma Shaughnessy-Philp

Lung Cancer Awareness Month November 2021

Added on 30 November 2021, in News - General News

To mark this year’s Lung Cancer Awareness month, one Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, Emma Cresswell, has collaborated with Family Health Worker, Emma Shaughnessy-Philp (pictured below), to speak to school children about the risks of smoking and to recognize early signs of lung cancer.

Graphic: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity, Christmas Star Appeal

Christmas Stars Appeal

Added on 23 November 2021, in Charity - How You Can Help / RCHT Charity

We’re excited to invite you all to help our only Acute Hospital, Royal Cornwall Hospital, shine brightly by sponsoring your very own Christmas star

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