Coronavirus COVID-19

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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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Torbay Hospital Emergency Department


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


Open for business – Torbay Hospital’s Day Surgery Unit reopens 1 September (1 September 2020)
The reopening of the Day Surgery Unit on 1 September will be good news for the many patients waiting to undergo a day procedure.

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Staff at the Day Surgery Unit


Patients needing urgent surgery during pandemic treated by NHS in local partnership (14 August 2020)
Urgent surgeries are being treated under a new safe service set up in response to the pandemic by a partnership with the NHS in Torbay and South Devon.

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Mount Stuart and Ramsey Health staff


NHS and charities supporting families during pandemic (31 July 2020)
The 0-19 Torbay partnership brings together the Trust and other organisations to provide a single point of access to service users in the area.

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League of Friends providing comfort for hospital patients (24 July 2020)
Life is being made a little easier for patients needing an unplanned hospital stay during the pandemic, thanks to Torbay Hospital's League of Friends.

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