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NHS and care staff call on residents for support as demands on services rise

Added on 4 February 2021, in Alerts / News - Alerts

Health and adult social care staff are calling on local residents for support ahead of the weekend as demand for the area’s services rises.

Novavax COVID-19 vaccine trialled in South West 89.3% effective

Added on 29 January 2021, in News - Research

The NIHR-supported Novavax COVID-19 vaccine – which was trialled in Exeter and Cornwall – has demonstrated that the vaccine is 89.3% effective at preventing COVID-19. This data was identified from interim analysis of the Phase III study and included effectiveness against the new variants.

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Making the patient experience a positive one for children and parents

Added on 21 January 2021, in News - Patient Experience

Local charities and dedicated staff have helped to transform the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s Paediatric Operating Theatres into a place of wonder and imagination.

Covid 19 Funds – have your say…

Added on 19 January 2021, in Charity - RCHT Charity / Where Your Money Goes

Since the start of the pandemic, thanks to the generosity of our local community and funding from the NHS Charities Together Covid 19 Appeal

Hospitals ask for support from local people as they respond to covid-19

Added on 7 January 2021, in Alerts - Alerts / Cancer Services / Emergency Department

Now that our hospitals are seeing the impact of the rising rate of coronavirus infection over the last two weeks, health and care professionals in Cornwall are urging local people to support them by keeping to national restrictions and social distancing, to help reduce the virus spreading.

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Audiology Drop In Service

Added on 7 January 2021, in Alerts - Alerts / Patient Care

Audiology is not currently operating its ‘normal’ drop in service to staff, or to the public. We are currently offering support by telephone or post, however if you have difficulties with your hearing aid please contact us to discuss (01872) 253747/253787

RCHT Stroke Team achieves ‘A’ rating for brilliant care of patients

Added on 22 December 2020, in Awards / News - Awards and Achievements

The team was awarded the rating as part of the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) for the periods of April-June and July-September 2020.

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Season’s Greetings – Ways to get involved in 2021

Added on 22 December 2020, in Charity - Charity Fundraiser / How You Can Help / RCHT Charity

As 2020 draws to a close (what a year!) we want to thank you for your support.

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The Den @ RCHT 2020

Added on 17 December 2020, in Charity / News - RCHT Charity / Trust Improvement / Where Your Money Goes

The Den @ RCHT returned this year bigger and bolder with a £40,000 total award pot!

RCHT Information and Business Intelligence Team commended

Added on 17 December 2020, in Awards / News - Awards and Achievements

The commendation is for the 2020 Florence Nightingale Award for Excellence in Healthcare Data Analytics.