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Truro Birth Centre Opens Doors

Added on November 28, 2017, in - General News

It’s arrived! The doors to Truro’s Birth Centre are now open and the team are eagerly awaiting the moment when they will be able to announce the birth of the first baby.

A drug trialled in Cornwall has today been announced as a “breakthrough” in breast cancer treatment

Added on November 16, 2017, in News - Cancer Services / General News

The drug, called ribociclib, has been shown to slow the progression of advanced breast cancer by at least 10 months and can delay the need for chemotherapy, giving women the chance to live a normal life for longer.

RCHT Recruitment Services Team celebrated for Improving Working Lives…

Added on November 13, 2017, in Award - Awards and Achievements / Working for us

The recipients of this month’s IWL team ‘Thank You’ award are the Recruitment Services Team.

New MRI Scanner, Tennvenek Unit Official Opening

Added on November 1, 2017, in News - Clinical Imaging

The official opening of the new MRI scanner, Tennvenek Unit took place today, benefiting patients with the latest generation in imaging technology.

Natwest Appeal for Toys for Cornwall’s Children at Christmas

Added on November 1, 2017, in News - RCHT Charity

Cornish branches of a high street bank are appealing for donations of toys this Christmas to be given to children spending the festive season in hospital.

£2 million project to replace CT and X-Ray equipment gets underway at West Cornwall Hospital

Added on October 30, 2017, in News - Clinical Imaging / General News

A £2 million investment in new CT and X-Ray equipment has begun at West Cornwall Hospital.

Scan4Safety transforms Inventory management in RCH’s Cath Labs

Added on October 27, 2017, in News - Cardiac Services / General News

This week, the go-live of a new Inventory Management system in RCH’s Cath labs, marked the first step in what will be a dramatic transformation to how the Trust manages Inventory as part of the Scan4Safety Programme. As one of only 6 demonstrator sites in the country, RCHT is leading the way for the NHS […]

Addaction HOT Team has arrived

Added on October 26, 2017, in News - General News / Patient Experience

RCHT now has Addaction outreach workers within its safeguarding team whose role will be to support patients with alcohol or drug addiction. The Addaction Hospital Outreach Team (HOT) consists of two workers: Joanne Sutcliffe and Lee Derrick.

IWL Award for Theatre Team

Added on October 26, 2017, in Award - Awards and Achievements / Surgical Services / Working for us

The Theatre 3 team at RCH are the latest winners of an Improving Working Lives (IWL) Team Award after vascular surgeon, Neil Hopper, highlighted the team’s outstanding response to a recent emergency.

Oncology Research Team

Added on October 24, 2017, in News - Cove

The Oncology Research Team and their clinical colleagues at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro and St Michaels Hospital consented and followed up 21 patients to a study looking at wound closure techniques following mastectomy.