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Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust scores highly in the NHS Maternity National Survey 2021

Added on 3 March 2022, in News - Patient Experience

Despite the challenges brought about by the Pandemic, mothers have given positive feedback on their care, putting RCHT among the best maternity services.

RCHT Registered Nurse Michael Apas settled in his new flat

Registered Nurse from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust finds accommodation through the RCHT Home Finders group

Added on 24 February 2022, in News - General News

Michael Apas is a Registered Nurse at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. Originally from the Philippines, Michael moved to Cornwall in May 2021 to begin his current role as part of the hospital’s Gastroenterology and Liver Unit.

Nurse wearing face mask

No relaxation of Covid restrictions just yet

Added on 21 February 2022, in News - Patient Experience

Although there is much in the news today anticipating further relaxation of Covid restrictions, there will be no immediate changes for our hospitals, patients and staff, whilst we wait for updated national guidance for healthcare settings.

Neck lump clinic team present national webinar

Added on 10 February 2022, in News - General News

Staff from the Neck Lump Clinic at RCHT have been delivering online training sessions after they were recognised for the successful set up and delivery of the service which first started seeing patients 4 years ago.

Apprenticeships Week

Added on 9 February 2022, in Event - General News

To celebrate apprenticeships week, professionals at the University of Plymouth have shared their experiences on studying for their qualification while working on the front line during the pandemic.

Cornwall and Isles of Scilly’s NHS asks public for help to manage demand

Added on 3 February 2022, in News - How You Can Help

NHS health workers are calling on the people of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to #helpushelpyou as they face unprecedented demand on services.

Ambulance Workers on scene

Improving Fire Safety at the Royal Cornwall Hospital

Added on 2 February 2022, in News - General News

Work commences on the biggest phase of the Fire Safety Improvement Works in the Tower Block of the Royal Cornwall Hospital from Monday 7th February, until the end of April 2022. This “Phase 4” work follows the fire safety improvement works that have already (nearly) completed in the Tower Block basement.

Operating theatre lights suspended from the ceiling

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust’s partnership project wins £100,000 to deliver Net Zero NHS through ‘green theatre’

Added on 26 January 2022, in News - Surgical Services

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has teamed up with innovators to fund a ground-breaking green vision to meet its carbon-neutral, net-zero target by 2030.

Wheal Vor ward bay

New Wheal Vor Ward relieves operational pressures at the Royal Cornwall Hospital this winter

Added on 24 January 2022, in News - General News

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) has opened a new ward at its Treliske site in Truro. The extra 28 beds on Wheal Vor Ward have been provided to deliver a new and important model of care to benefit the wider health and social care system in Cornwall.

GLU Hospital Staff

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.

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