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The use of face coverings when coming to hospital

Added on June 12, 2020, in News - Patient Care

People infected with COVID-19 can have very mild or no respiratory symptoms (asymptomatic) and can transmit the virus to others without being aware of it.

Audiology Drop off Service

Added on June 3, 2020, in Alerts - Alerts / Patient Care

Audiology is not currently operating its ‘normal’ drop in service to staff, or to the general 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

Charity funds discharge bags for elderly and vulnerable patients returning home

Added on June 2, 2020, in Charity - RCHT Charity / Volunteering & Friends / Where Your Money Goes

When our elderly and vulnerable patients leave hospital it can be difficult to be sure they have basic supplies for their first few days at home….

Flower seed butterflies to grow and remember loved ones

Added on May 28, 2020, in Charity - Patient Care / RCHT Charity

Aside from the normal grief that families and friends feel with the loss of a loved one, during these extraordinary times with the Covid19 Pandemic, many will experience the added distress of not being able to be physically at a bed side or hold a loved one’s hand.

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust joins fight against Coronavirus in ground-breaking new study

Added on May 14, 2020, in News - General News

RCHT has joined the fight against Coronavirus by recruiting COVID-19 patients to participate in a ground-breaking new study of the disease performed by the partnership between the GenOMICC Study Consortium (led by the University of Edinburgh) and Genomics England. The study, announced by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, on 13th May will help us better understand the virus’ varied effects on people and support the search for treatments.

Critical Care Information Gateway supports patients on path to recovery

Added on May 13, 2020, in - RCHT Charity

Every day we see positive clips of patients being clapped as they leave Critical Care Units across the world and take their first steps towards recovery from Covid 19.

Lockdown recording brings choir together to support hospital colleagues

Added on May 12, 2020, in News - Volunteering & Friends

In October 2016 the Royal Cornwall Hospital Choir held a 24-hour Singathon to support the Trust’s Birth And Baby Appeal. As a finale to this event, a friend of the choir wrote some new words for a well-known tune.

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Added on May 5, 2020, in News - Wellbeing

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#WithWoman – How the Maternity Department at RCHT has been supporting women and families during Covid-19

Added on May 5, 2020, in News - Maternity & Neonatal Services

As today is International Day of the Midwife, we are looking at some of the recent initiatives our maternity services have launched to provide better care and support for parents and their babies.

Celebrating the successful treatment of a positive Covid-19 patient at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust

Added on May 1, 2020, in News - Patient Care

Patient Leonard Whitehurst was admitted to the Royal Cornwall Hospital on the 16th March with…