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Stars in the making

Added on March 5, 2018, in Award - Awards and Achievements

Already recognised in cardiology circles as the number one team to train with in the country, RCHT’s cardiac team was delighted to learn they are finalists in the Health Education England, Star Awards.

Scanning for safety – barcode technology supports safer care

Added on February 26, 2018, in News - Medicine / Trust Improvement

Last October the go-live of a new inventory management system in the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s cardiac catheter laboratories, marked the first step in the transformation of how the Trust manages inventory as part of the Scan4Safety Programme.

Flu

Added on February 23, 2018, in Alert - General News

We’ve seen a few cases of flu on our trauma wards this week and are asking for the support of visitors in helping to stop to spread of the virus.

Improving diagnosis and treatment of sepsis

Added on February 22, 2018, in News - Awards and Achievements / Medicine / Trust Improvement

NHS England has recognised the Royal Cornwall Hospitals as one of the NHS trusts seeing greatest improvement in timely identification and treatment of sepsis.

First Future Medics workshops huge success

Added on February 20, 2018, in Event - Events

Last week Get In Cornwall, in partnership with the University of Exeter, hosted a Future Medics event at the Knowledge Spa for young people in Cornwall aged 14+ who are interested in studying medicine.

The Cove supported by Camping and Caravanning Enthusiasts

Added on February 15, 2018, in News - RCHT Charity

Julie Lorton, representing The Camping and Caravanning Club Cornwall District Association presented Kathryn Radcliffe, The Cove Centre Manager with cheque for £2633.72 raised throughout the year for The Cove Amenity Fund.

A gift from Charlie’ donation

Added on February 15, 2018, in News - General News

Following the loss of their son to Sepsis in 2015, Hayley and Mark Jermyn organised a fundraising event to purchase key rings and teddy bears for bereaved parents and siblings who have lost babies.

Call From A Midwife: Jenny Agutter officially opens Birth Centre and Neonatal Unit

Added on February 9, 2018, in News - Maternity & Neonatal Services / Patient Experience

Jenny Agutter, currently back on our screens in the 7th series of ‘Call The Midwife’ as Sister Julienne, visited Royal Cornwall Hospital’s maternity and neonatal teams today (Friday 9 February) to officially mark the opening of the new Birth Centre and Neonatal Unit.

Seasalt bags raising funds for the Mermaid Centre

Added on February 8, 2018, in News - RCHT Charity

Last night patients, volunteers and staff from The Mermaid Centre attended the launch evening of Seasalt’s new, limited edition, charity shopper bag which will raise money for The Mermaid Centre Fund part of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity.

RCHT coming up Roses in revelatory patient care

Added on February 5, 2018, in News - Awards and Achievements

Royal Cornwall Hospital is leading the way in providing an invaluable service for patients with a Rapid On Site Evaluation (ROSE) service which is streamlining of diagnosis for pancreatic, lung, oesophageal and head and neck cancers, improving patient care and speeding up treatment times.