Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our news and events listed by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) category. If you have any queries regarding these, please contact the Communications Team.


Torbay and South Devon Clinical Researchers changing the face of health care (7 July 2020)
South West clinical research participants are taking part in clinical trials to improve patient care and Torbay and South Devon is at the forefront.

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Photo: Clinical researcher, Laura MacKay


Saying thank you, together (26 June 2020)
The 5 July 2020, also the NHS birthday, is about saying thank you to everyone without whom the NHS wouldn’t have been able to respond to coronavirus.

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Image: NHS birthday 5 July 2020


Daughter whose father died of COVID-19 donates iPads to patients (25 June 2020)
A loving daughter whose father died from COVID-19 is helping keep hospital patients in touch with their families remotely with digital help.

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Photo: Lisa Houlihan, Interim Associate Director Nursing (Urgent Care) and Liz Davenport, CEO with iPads donated by Aimee Hilton


South West NHS researchers support trial proving first COVID-19 life-saving drug (18 June 2020)
South West NHS Trust researchers supported national research, proving a steroid can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus.

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Important COVID-19 information for your hospital visit (16 June 2020)
The government has updated its advice for patients, and anyone accompanying them, attending a hospital setting will be required to wear a face covering.

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Photo: Coronavirus face covering


Exam success for NHS biomedical scientists during pandemic (16 June 2020)
Two NHS scientists have passed their latest qualifications as they continue their work at Torbay Hospital in the fight against COVID-19.

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Photo: Laura MacKay and Madona Maddock (L to R)


Health and care workers thank hairdresser for donating shampoo during pandemic (9 June 2020)
Health and care workers have thanked a hairdresser who donated shampoo while her business was temporarily closed due to the pandemic.

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Photo: Health and care workers thank hairdresser for donating shampoo during pandemic


‘We are still here for you if you need help’ – NHS in Devon reassures patients who are worried they may be a ‘burden’ on NHS (4 June 2020)
Patients who are worried they are being ‘burden’ on the NHS are being reassured that safe, local health services are there for them.

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A team supporting vulnerable residents during the pandemic is meeting huge demand (29 May 2020)
The work of the Shielding Hub has rocketed since it was set up more than a month ago in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Photo: Steve Parrock (TC CEO) and Liz Davenport (TSDFT CEO)


Torbay Hospital and Torbay Council working collaboratively with local food charities to help vulnerable residents during pandemic (28 May 2020)
Torbay Hospital has started to work directly with local food charities, diverting food donations in order to support the community.

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Photo: Paignton Community Larder

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