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.


Non-Executive Directors join NHS Trust Board (16 January 2018)
Two new non-executive directors have been appointed to join the Board of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

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Friends and family asked to ‘visit responsibly’ to help protect patients (16 January 2018)
NHS staff are appealing to families and friends who wish to visit patients in hospitals in South Devon to ‘visit responsibly’ to help reduce the spread of the common sickness and diarrhoea bug, Norovirus.

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My name is Leigh Scarff and I am making a difference (16 January 2018)
Leigh Scarff, aged 42, is a Trainee Key Worker at the drug and alcohol service in Torbay. The service is run by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and helps to support many people each year with drug and alcohol addiction.

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New solution sought for Dartmouth Health and Wellbeing Centre (16 January 2018)
TSDFT has announced that the Trust has been unable to agree with the owners of River View a reasonable price for its lease for the development of the Health and Wellbeing Centre in Dartmouth.

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Volunteers helping patients to lead healthy lives (9 January 2018)
Torbay Hospital now has lifestyles screening and advice volunteers working across its hospital, making it the first hospital in the South West to do so.

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National recognition for quality improvement project (8 January 2018)
Dr Keith Pohl, a junior Doctor at Torbay Hospital has won a national award for his work around reducing the use of a drug called Cyclizine, an anti- sickness drug, which is prescribed to gastroenterology patients.

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Advice to patients with planned operations and outpatient appointments in Devon (4 January 2018)
Devon is not alone in experiencing higher than normal levels of patients visiting A&E departments.

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Notice of Election (3 January 2018)
Notice is hereby given that elections will be held for the Council of Governors for Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

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Staff Hero Awards winners – December 2017 (19 December 2017)
Our Staff Heroes Awards presentation was held on Tuesday 19 December 2017. Certificates were presented to winning staff by members of the Exec Team.

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New NHS app for Devon and Cornwall will help people spend less time waiting for health services (14 December 2017)
People across Devon and Cornwall can now download a free app which gives them information about waiting and travel times for their local urgent NHS services.

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