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Sign reading 'Garden of Freedom' with the garden in the background at the Royal Cornwall Hospital

Enchanted “Garden of Freedom” has opened at Royal Cornwall Hospital

Added on 5 July 2022, in News - General News

A fantastic new children’s garden has been officially opened at the Royal Cornwall Hospital by Caroline Chappell, General Manager for Women, Children and HIV Services at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Rising COVID-19 cases leads to return of facemasks in Cornish hospitals

Added on 4 July 2022, in Alerts - Alert

A significant increase in COVID-19 cases and admissions has led to facemasks being reintroduced across Cornwall’s hospitals, including at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT).

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New service for treating patients with bladder cancer is launched at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust

Added on 24 June 2022, in News - Patient Care

The new Transurethral laser ablation service has been supported by teams at Derriford Hospital and provides a positive change in treatment for patients.

Graphic: Uk Health Security Agency advisory which reads: Monkeypox: What you need to know

Monkeypox update

Added on 16 June 2022, in News - Alert / General News

UKHSA has advised that cases of monkeypox have increased recently but the risk to the UK population remains low.

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The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is celebrated at this year’s PAFTAS (Paediatric Awards)

Added on 15 June 2022, in Awards - Awards and Achievements

The RCHT was nominated in several categories and won three awards, including Team of the Year, shared jointly.

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Post Operative Ice Lollies

Added on 13 June 2022, in Charity - RCHT Charity / Where Your Money Goes

Fab, Rocket Lolly, Mini Milk? We all have a favourite ice lolly to refresh you on a warm sunny day, but here at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, lollies are being enjoyed all year round thanks to a project devised by Dr Libby Fontaine, Dr Tom Bevir and Christian Valenzuela to be used in Paediatric Recovery.

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A new CT scanner commissioned

Added on 8 June 2022, in News - General News

Exciting news this week, as our newly commissioned GE scanner in CT2 received its first patient on Tuesday 7th June.

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Critical Care Healing Garden goes to the Royal Cornwall Show

Added on 8 June 2022, in News - General News

RCHT Charity, together with the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust’s Critical Care, Organ Donation and Building Brilliance teams, will be creating a “Healing Garden in Miniature” at the Royal Cornwall Show, taking place at the Wadebridge Showground this week, 9th – 11th June 2022.

New project to give ice lollies to post-op paediatric patients has potential to aid recovery and wellbeing

Added on 27 May 2022, in News - General News

A new project implemented by colleagues in tower theatres will see age-appropriate patients being given an ice lolly following operations. Christian Valenzuela, Team Lead for Ears, Nose, Throat and Maxillofacial Operating Theatres at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, and Dr Libby Fontaine, Anesthetic Registrar, explain why.

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