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.


Mum and daughter student nurses volunteer for pandemic duties (14 May 2020)
A mother and daughter who are training together to be fully qualified nurses have volunteered to support patients during the pandemic.

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Emma Scott and daughter nurse training


Individually made scrubs donated to health workers during pandemic (11 May 2020)
A network of voluntary seamstresses has delivered locally-produced scrubs to health staff working for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

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Hilary Smith and Isabella Weir of South Devon Scrubs with Paul Norrish the Trusts Donation Manager


NHS staff in singing and dancing tribute to fellow key workers (7 May 2020)
Robbie Williams fans who work for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust are starring in a karaoke tribute to fellow NHS staff during the pandemic.

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Medicinal drug company diversifies during pandemic (7 May 2020)
Torbay Pharmaceuticals has responded to the current need for more hand sanitiser and is now producing it in the fight against coronavirus.

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Photo: Torbay Phamrmacy Manufacturing Unit exterior


Sending Love – Send a message to a patient (6 May 2020)
Send a message to a loved one while they are an inpatient in our hospitals. We will then print and hand deliver your message to help you stay in touch.

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Photo: Sending Love banner


COVID-19 swabbing of asymptomatic maternity inpatient admissions (5 May 2020)
Here at Torbay Hospital we are committed to providing safe and effective care to the women and babies who are booked with us.

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Women's Health Unit


Support for Care Homes and Domiciliary Care providers continues (4 May 2020)
Daily support to Care Homes and Domiciliary Care providers in Torbay continues during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Children brighten hospital ward during pandemic (30 April 2020)
Young patients have decorated their hospital ward which has temporarily moved during the pandemic.

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Parents assured children will be safe at hospital during pandemic (29 April 2020)
Parents are being urged to continue taking their unwell children to hospital during the pandemic amid concerns of infection by coronavirus.

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Photo: Sarah Blackler and Taramarie Johnson at the Paediatric Emergency Department


COVID-19 survivor thanks hospital staff for saving his life (23 April 2020)
A patient who survived COVID-19 has thanked Torbay Hospital staff for saving his life and strongly urged others not to ignore potential symptoms.

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Photo: COVID-19 survivor thanks hospital staff for saving his life

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