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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 […]

One + All we Care Staff Awards 2018

Added on December 12, 2018, in Awards - Awards and Achievements / General News

In November this year, Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust held their annual staff awards, the One + All We Care Staff Awards, celebrating and recognising staff and volunteers who have gone above and beyond their normal job roles. Now in its 8th year, all the winners in this event are nominated by patients, patient’s families and […]

Reducing ‘baby miles’ with additional equipment

Added on December 10, 2018, in Charity - RCHT Charity

Funding from Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity funds have enabled the purchase of equipment for use by community midwives all over the county which removes the need for many families and their newly born babies to travel over 50 miles to hospital for a jaundice check. Of the three purchased, one went to the West team, […]

Hospital Choir to give the gift of music to end of life patients

Added on December 6, 2018, in Charity - RCHT Charity

Royal Cornwall Hospital Choir know just how much comfort music can bring and now they want to give the gift of music to patients approaching end of life and their families at Royal Cornwall Hospital. The choir have released a CD of their most popular songs to raise funds through Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity in […]

The Cove Macmillan Support Centre Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

Added on November 26, 2018, in News - Cancer Services

The Cove Macmillan Support Centre in Truro is celebrating two years of supporting local cancer patients and their families. Since opening in November 2016 The Cove has gone from strength to strength supporting approximately 27,700 local cancer patients, families and carers with over 15,200 people coming through the doors in the last year alone. The […]