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Healthcare Science Week 2021 – Pathology and Covid Testing

https://www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk/healthcare-science-week-2021-pathology-and-covid-testing/

The first tests for coronavirus were done on 18th March 2020. Since then we have done 105,000 PCR tests on patients and staff and 48000 antibody tests since June 2020.

Type: News   |   Category: General News

Visiting someone in hospital – latest arrangements

https://www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk/keeping-in-touch-with-patients-during-the-pandemic/

We are reintroducing some limited visiting at our main and community hospitals in a safe and COVID-compliant way. This is in line with updated guidance from NHS England and the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Type: News   |   Category: Patient Experience   |   Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19

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

https://www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk/nhs-and-care-staff-call-on-residents-for-support-as-demands-on-services-rise/

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.

Type: News   |   Category: Alerts   |   Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19

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

https://www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk/novavax-covid-19-vaccine-trialled-in-south-west-89-3-effective/

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.

Type: News   |   Category: Research   |   Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Novavax, Research

Paediatric Injuries

https://www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk/services/fracture-clinic/paediatric-injuries/

The information here will help you understand your child’s injury, guide you through their rehabilitation and explain what you can do to help maximise your recovery. Coronavirus / COVID-19 update During the COVID-19 risk period, wherever possible we’ll be reducing face-to-face appointments and helping you manage your child’s injury remotely. This means that, in accordance […]

Type: Services

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

https://www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk/hospitals-ask-for-support-from-local-people-as-they-respond-to-covid-19/

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.

Type: News   |   Category: Alerts, Cancer Services, Emergency Department, Patient Care   |   Tags: Coronavirus, COVID-19, Emergency Department, Patient Care

Recycling unit answers the covid mask mountain problem

https://www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk/recycling-unit-answers-the-covid-mask-mountain-problem/

It’s a problem across the UK and the world; as the pandemic has grown, so has the use of disposable surgical face masks.

Type: News   |   Category: Trust Improvement   |   Tags: Improvement, PPE, Recycling

Covid self-testing

https://www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk/wellbeing/regular-covid-testing-for-patient-facing-staff-self-test-kits/

When do I do my test? You’ll need to take a test twice weekly. For part-time or full-time staff who work regular shift across the week, we’re asking that tests be carried out on the following days: Last name begins with the letters A to I – carry out tests Monday and Thursday Last name […]

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Mind and Emotions

https://www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk/wellbeing/psychological-wellness/

Employee Assistance Programme Did you know that we have a fantastic free confidential service open to all staff and their families including partners and dependents? This service, provided by Health Assured, is available 24 hour a day, 7 days a week to support you with issues such as health and wellbeing information, stress at home […]

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New resus ready to welcome first patients

https://www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk/new-resus-ready-to-welcome-first-patients/

If you’ve been wondering what’s behind the building site hoarding next to the Emergency Department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, you can take a peek with our behind-the-scenes 3D virtual tour.

Type: News   |   Category: Emergency Department, Patient Care, Trust Improvement