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Local NHS calls on residents and visitors to ChooseWell

Added on July 12, 2019, in Alerts - Alerts

With attendances at Truro’s emergency department showing signs of building again today, health leaders and clinicians are urging residents and visitors to continue to support local hospitals by using alternative services wherever possible.

Parliamentary Awards 2019 – RCHT Head of Information and Business Intelligence named Regional Champion for the South West

Added on July 11, 2019, in News - Awards and Achievements

Head of Information and Business Intelligence for the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Linzi Lancaster, has been named the Regional Champion for the whole of the South Westin this year’s Parliamentary Awards.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust shortlisted for CHKS national healthcare efficiency award

Added on July 4, 2019, in News - Awards and Achievements

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has been shortlisted for the CHKS national healthcare efficiency award; part of the CHKS annual Top Hospitals programme awards for 2019.

Phil Carson cycling London-46 for the Cornish Heart Unit Fund

Added on June 27, 2019, in Charity - RCHT Charity

My wife and I both worked at Royal Cornwall Hospital for 36 years. I was in the Haematology Laboratory and involved in the implementation of the Peninsula Medical School, Liz was a Sister on Delivery Suite. We both retired two years ago.

Royal College of Midwives Chief Executive welcomes improvements in maternity care

Added on June 21, 2019, in News - Maternity & Neonatal Services / Trust Improvement

Chief Executive and General Secretary of the Royal College of Midwives, Gill Walton, has made a three-day visit to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly this week, finding out about the progress the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s midwifery team has been making to ensure its services are brilliant for families and for staff.

Enhanced Orthopaedic Service at St Michael’s Hospital: 4 months in…

Added on June 21, 2019, in News - Patient Experience / St Michael’s Hospital / Trust Improvement

An enhanced Orthopaedic service at St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle successfully went live in January 2019. Since that time, new investment has enabled the recruitment of additional anaesthetists, ward staff, theatre staff, pharmacists and therapists, as well as a new higher care-bay to support patients that would previously have been treated at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Second ‘exemplar status’ for Interventional Radiology team

Added on June 7, 2019, in News - Clinical Imaging

Our Interventional Radiology team is celebrating a brilliant outcome having retained its ‘exemplar status’ following a recent assessment for the British Society of Interventional radiology (BSIR) Quality Improvement Initiative.

An education in first-class patient care: Trauma Unit at the RCHT receives CLiPP Champion Award for mentoring programme

Added on June 7, 2019, in News - Awards and Achievements / Working for us

The Trauma Unit at Royal Cornwall Hospitals has been awarded the Health Education England CLiPP Champion Award for the whole of the South West.

Out now! Dietitian Approved charity recipe book

Added on June 4, 2019, in News - General News

RCHT dietitian Rachael Brandreth is among a group of experts from around the country who have contributed to a fundraising recipe book which has been launched as part of Dietitians Week – 3-7 June.

Assessing the human factors – Isles of Scilly simulation training aims to bring more inclusive midwifery care to rural communities…

Added on May 31, 2019, in News - Maternity & Neonatal Services

Simulation in clinical training has long been a valuable strategy for teaching, learning and evaluating skills. For Practice Development Midwife Sarah-Jane Pedler, simulations in midwifery education have been especially pivotal to the improvement of patient-first care and to the development of services currently available.