Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Open for business – Torbay Hospital’s Day Surgery Unit reopens 1 September (1 September 2020)
The reopening of the Day Surgery Unit on 1 September will be good news for the many patients waiting to undergo a day procedure.

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Staff at the Day Surgery Unit


Patients needing urgent surgery during pandemic treated by NHS in local partnership (14 August 2020)
Urgent surgeries are being treated under a new safe service set up in response to the pandemic by a partnership with the NHS in Torbay and South Devon.

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Mount Stuart and Ramsey Health staff


NHS and charities supporting families during pandemic (31 July 2020)
The 0-19 Torbay partnership brings together the Trust and other organisations to provide a single point of access to service users in the area.

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League of Friends providing comfort for hospital patients (24 July 2020)
Life is being made a little easier for patients needing an unplanned hospital stay during the pandemic, thanks to Torbay Hospital's League of Friends.

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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)

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