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Double celebration for radiology teams at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust: Achieving ISAS accreditation and ‘Outstanding’ rating by the CQC

Added on April 26, 2019, in News - Clinical Imaging / Trust Improvement

Clinical imaging teams at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT) are celebrating a successful ISAS accreditation to go alongside their rating of ‘Outstanding’ from the Care Quality Commission, as a result of more than two years of hard work and commitment from its dedicated county-wide staff.

National ODP Day

Added on April 26, 2019, in Event - Events

Join in our celebrations for ODP’s around the nation on the 14th May Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust will be showcasing the hard work our Operation Department Practitioners do daily, looking after patients during their anaesthetic, surgery and recovery. We will be raising the profile of ODP’s and our Theatre staff throughout the day in our […]

St Michael’s Hospital Celebration Day to incorporate Cornwall’s Armed Forces Day

Added on April 24, 2019, in Charity - RCHT Charity

On Saturday 22nd June, the bunting will be adorning the hospital grounds once again as we welcome everyone support what we know will be another fantastic summer fete at St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle.

A gold seal of approval for refurbished therapies unit

Added on April 23, 2019, in News - Patient Care / Therapies / Volunteering & Friends

The newly refurbished therapies department at West Cornwall Hospital received a gold seal of approval after being officially opened by Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover MBE on Saturday.

Help us crack this Easter by using the right NHS service

Added on April 17, 2019, in News - General News

Don’t spend your Easter bank holiday waiting in the emergency department to get sprains, strains and broken bones fixed – head straight for your nearest minor injury unit (MIU) or urgent treatment centre. Whether you’ve hammered your thumb doing the traditional bank holiday DIY, injured yourself with an over-enthusiastic football tackle in the park, doctors […]

Double finalists for Pharmacy Team

Added on April 10, 2019, in Awards - Awards and Achievements

Congratulations to our pharmacy colleagues who are finalists in two categories at this year’s Health Service Journal National Patient Safety Awards. This year has seen a dramatic increase in entries from across the NHS and the wider healthcare industry, making the shortlisting of two entries from RCHT all the more significant. The first of the […]

Success at PENNA awards

Added on March 22, 2019, in Awards - Awards and Achievements / Patient Experience / Womens and Children’s Services

With three teams as finalists in four categories at this year’s Patient Experience Network National Awards there was always a great chance we’d bring home one win. In fact, we got two, and both went to the brilliant work being done by our paediatric team, recognising the outstanding work they did for Take-Over Day in November 2017, which led, among other things, to the installation of a children’s unit Wonderwall.

Hi-tech trauma CT scanner on the way

Added on March 22, 2019, in News - Clinical Imaging / Trust Improvement

A new CT scanner is on its way to the x-ray department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Can Cornwall’s knitters create the longest string of Butterfly Bunting?

Added on March 22, 2019, in Charity - RCHT Charity

The Palliative and End of Life Care Team at Royal Cornwall Hospital are calling out to the knitting and crochet enthusiasts of Cornwall to help them create a string of butterfly bunting to reach around the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance and St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle.

Headland Unit spreading the joy with unique pin badges for staff

Added on March 21, 2019, in News - General News

The Headland Unit team helped to spread the joy on International Happiness Day, launching a new initiative where colleagues are presented with a unique pin badge upon completion of their Chemotherapy specialist training. The badges, which have been designed by Headland Staff Nurse Yvonne Hacon, feature a beautiful Periwinkle flower sitting above the leaves of […]