News and events

To view the latest news, press releases and events from Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, click the links below.
If you have any queries regarding these, please contact the Communications Team.


Does someone rely on you? A week of treats offered to unpaid Carers in Torbay (20 April 2018)
Carers from across Torbay are being invited to attend a host of events this June for some well-deserved fun and relaxation - all timed to coincide with National Carers Week 2018. Carers Week is an annual campaign to celebrate the essential, and often unsung, role of unpaid Carers

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Views sought on Teignmouth services moving to new building (20 April 2018)
The creation of a new, modern health and care centre to support a wide range of health needs in Teignmouth is being considered by the NHS.

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More specialist community care helping people to avoid hospital (18 April 2018)
More nurses and community teams are leading the way in keeping people well and in their own homes across Torbay and South Devon.

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MAAT nurse caring for a patient at home


Are you an unpaid carer? Find out about the free support available! (12 April 2018)
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a drop-in week for anyone who would like to find out more about the Torbay Carers Service. The drop in week is being held from Monday 16 April – Friday 20 April (10am – 3pm) in the following centres:

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New state-of-the-art radiotherapy machine opens at Torbay Hospital (12 April 2018)
A new state-of-the-art cancer targeting Linear Accelerator (LINAC) is now open to service users at Torbay Hospital. The opening marks the end of a three-year investment programme designed to update and improve the Oncology facilities at the hospital.

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New LINAC radiotherapy machine


Patient blood management makes the shortlist (12 April 2018)
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted in this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) patient safety awards.

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Patient blood management staff


New breastfeeding master classes launched (10 April 2018)
Torbay Hospital has launched a new breastfeeding master class for mums to be. The sessions are free and they are run by midwives. Mothers who are or have breastfeed are also on hand to answer questions that people may have.

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New breastfeeding master classes launched


£13m for urgent and emergency care in South Devon and Torbay (28 March 2018)
The Department of Health has today announced that South Devon and Torbay is to benefit from funding of up to £13m, to improve urgent and emergency services for local people through creating Urgent Care Centres in Newton Abbot and Torquay, and to deliver a major refurbishment of Torbay Hospital’s existing A&E department.

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Devon equality survey (27 March 2018)
NHS South Devon and Torbay CCG are conducting a survey on ‘How far do you agree that services are commissioned, procured, designed and delivered to meet the health needs of local communities?’

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Local health and social care receive prestigious national award for integrated care (23 March 2018)
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and Torbay Council and partners, were this week (21 March) announced as the winner in the Health and Social Care category in the 2018 national Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

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