Coronavirus COVID-19

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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


Research Nurse attracts major funding to boost innovation in patient care (20 May 2020)
A research nurse working for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has been awarded regional funding to support her work.

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Photo: Research Nurse, Angie Foulds


Research & Development team respond to COVID-19 pandemic by prioritising clinical trials (20 May 2020)
Clinical Trials Day is celebrated around the world today to recognise the day that James Lind started what is often considered the first randomized clinical trial aboard a ship on May 20, 1747

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Former NHS executive returns to support ex-employer during pandemic (19 May 2020)
A former senior executive of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has returned to his former employer to support the COVID-19 response.

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An open letter to the people of Torbay and South Devon from our Chairman (Sir Richard Ibbotson) and our Chief Executive (Liz Davenport) (19 May 2020)
Thanking the people of Torbay and South Devon for their overwhelming support of our health and care workers through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Newton Abbot Hospital pilots new technology to help keep hospital a COVID free hub (18 May 2020)
Morven Leggott has been working with Professor Steve Goodhew from the University of Plymouth, to pilot using thermal imaging scanners.

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