Coronavirus COVID-19

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Milestones reached as NHS Nightingale Hospital Exeter helps to further reduce the region’s waiting list (16 May 2022)
Over 15,000 people from Devon have accessed facilities provided at the Nightingale Hospital Exeter, helping to reduce waiting times for certain procedures.

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Photo: The SWAOC team celebrate 100 orthopaedic procedures at the Nightingale Hospital Exeter


People in Torbay and South Devon are benefitting from new COVID-19 treatments for those at highest risk in the community (3 May 2022)
Neutralising monoclonal antibodies (nMABs) or antiviral treatments are available for people at the highest risk of severe COVID-19 infection.

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Graphic: New COVID-19 treatments banner


COVID-19 inpatient numbers approach new high in Devon (17 March 2022)
High COVID-19 numbers are having a very significant impact across Devon’s health and care system.

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Get NHS advice quickly ahead of ‘winter like no other’ (14 December 2021)
Use NHS 111 online to get urgent medical advice quickly as we enter what England’s top doctor says will be a ‘winter like no other’.

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Image: Just Think 111


Devon health and care system: COVID-19 impacts and increased demand for services (10 September 2021)
Devon’s health and care system remains under pressure. Those in most urgent need are being prioritised. But some patients will wait longer for treatment.

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Help us to help you – Devon’s health and care system under extreme pressure (27 August 2021)
The Devon health and social care system is under extreme pressure due to high demand for services and the number of staff and patients affected by Covid-19.

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Visiting arrangements from Monday 16 August (13 August 2021)
From Monday 16 August 2021, we are changing visiting arrangements across our hospitals.

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Planned operations may need to be postponed as COVID-19 cases rise (21 July 2021)
We are aware that due to the current pressures that the health system is facing, some planned operations may need to be postponed.

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Help us protect our most vulnerable patients (16 July 2021)
Patients and visitors are being reminded that they must continue to wear a face covering and follow social distancing rules, despite restrictions ending.

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COVID-19 vaccination begins at Torbay Hospital (4 January 2021)
Frontline staff to receive COVID-19 vaccine at Torbay Hospital from 4 January 2021.

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Photo: Trust Medical Director, Ian Currie receiving the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine

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