University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Long COVID rehabilitation pilot comes to an end

Eight participants taking part in a long COVID rehabilitation pilot, ran in partnership between University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) and Plymouth Marjon University, have graduated after completing the 12 week programme.

The pilot, which started in August this year, was designed to help individuals suffering with long COVID build strength and improve their confidence while...

Artificial intelligence is saving lives at Derriford Hospital

The team at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust (UHP) has joined a multi-centred regional assessment to use Brainomix software to help stroke patients and save lives. Every year, around 100,000 people in the UK suffer a stroke and Brainomix software uses artificial intelligence to interpret scans and identify the right treatment, faster. This gives stroke teams vital extra minutes to...

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Over the last year, University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has created a new rehabilitation service set up to help those recovering from trauma and illness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Strict infection control changes, as well as restrictions on visiting loved ones, meant rehabilitation teams needed to come up with a new way of making rehabilitation fun for patients. As a result,...

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust laughs plans for a Greener Future

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has today launched its 'green plan', the strategy that determines its sustainability principles for the next five years as it works, alongside partner organisations such as Plymouth City Council to be net zero carbon by 2030.

“For a Greener Future” is our sustainable development green plan which will govern how the Trust improves its economic,...

Ollie Hall completes his fancy-dress marathon challenge

Six-year-old Ollie Hall has completed his 30 day marathon challenge for Plymouth Hospitals Charity.

Ollie’s fundraising journey began a few weeks ago when he decided to take some cakes to his friends and teachers who were still at school to cheer them up. After seeing how happy it made them, Ollie wanted to do something else to help others and set a goal of raising £50 for Plymouth...

Luxury food brand donates 4,500 tea bags to NHS staff battling COVID-19 at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

Luxury food and beverage brand, Cartwright & Butler, has donated 4,500 English Breakfast tea bags and almost 50 boxes of biscuits to University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust.

With staff at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust are working tirelessly in the fight against COVID-19, the donations from Cartwright & Butler aim to not only boost the morale of the staff, but to...

Plastic bags swapped as hospital pharmacy goes green

The Pharmacy team at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust have got together to banish plastic bags used for patients to carry medicines home from hospital.

Instead, new recyclable paper bags are being used for patients’ medicines, which will replace the single-use plastic bags.

The initiative came from a staff suggestion at a team ‘improvement huddle’ which aims to make...

UHP anaesthetists rewarded for high quality patient care

The anaesthetic team at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust have been re-accredited under the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) Anaesthesia Clinical Services Accreditation (ACSA) scheme.

The hospital was one of the first to receive the accreditation for the high quality care the anaesthetic team provided to patients.

ACSA is the RCoA’s peer-reviewed scheme that promotes...

ENT consultant appointed new Non-Executive Director at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust

NHS Improvement has appointed Professor Hisham Khalil as a Non-Executive Director at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, with effect from Wednesday 1 August 2018.

Professor Khalil is a Consultant Ear, Nose and Throat Surgeon who has been in post with the Trust since 2004 and is the Dean of the University of Plymouth’s Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Richard Crompton,...