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RCHT Chief Executive appointed

Added on January 16, 2019, in News - General News

Kate Shields has been appointed as Chief Executive at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

RCHT cancer app lands multiple awards for innovation

Added on January 11, 2019, in Awards - Awards and Achievements

An app which has been supporting cancer patients in Cornwall for the last six months has been awarded for its innovation.

Guest beds for Wheal Prosper

Added on January 10, 2019, in Charity - RCHT Charity

It is always so heart-warming when we hear how funds the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity has provided have made a real difference to the experience of our patients their family and carers.

Staying Well this winter – are you prepared?

Added on January 9, 2019, in News - General News

As winter bugs start rise across the UK health professionals in Cornwall are reminding local people how to care for themselves at home and when to seek help if symptoms become severe. “Post-Christmas get togethers and this week’s return to school are prime-time for winter bugs to do their worst and spread rapidly,” says GP, […]

12 Days of Christmas

Added on January 3, 2019, in News - RCHT Charity

As the Christmas decorations return to the loft and the stockings are once again packed safely away, teams from across Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust are preparing to receive one last festive present as part of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity 12 Days of Christmas Campaign.

A mighty fine performance earns RCHT doctor best trainee award

Added on December 21, 2018, in Awards - Awards and Achievements / Surgical Services / Therapies

Specialist Registrar at RCHT, Nicola Fine, is to receive an award for her performance as the top trainee in trauma and orthopaedics in the country.

Neonatal moving on up to Stage two Baby Friendly Accreditation!

Added on December 20, 2018, in News - General News / Maternity & Neonatal Services

The Neonatal team at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust is delighted with the news it has been awarded stage two accreditation from UNICEF.

‘Swell’ donation from Heart charity for Cardiac Department

Added on December 20, 2018, in News - Cardiac Services / General News

The Cardiac Department at Royal Cornwall Hospital were thrilled to receive a generous donation in the form of £8,900 from the Heartswell Camelford and District branch, helping them purchase a new ECG machine to complete a PhD trial at the Trust. Heartswell is a South West charity which supports heart patients, their relatives and carers […]

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 […]