News and events

To view the latest news, press releases and events from Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, click the links below.
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Director of Workforce & Organisational Development resigns (21 August 2014)
Director of Workforce & Organisational Development, Adrienne Murphy, has resigned from her employment at South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, and her appointment with Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust with effect from 20 August 2014.

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Access centre rated highly by patients (9 July 2014)
A recent patient satisfaction survey has shown top results for Torbay Hospital’s Patient Access Centre.

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Young people with learning disabilities proudly graduate from landmark employment scheme (30 June 2014)
A group of young people with learning disabilities have graduated from a ground-breaking internship scheme based at Torbay Hospital.

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Healthcare trusts making sure everyone counts! (3 June 2014)
To celebrate national Equality, Diversity and Human Rights week, two local NHS Trusts held their annual Equality Engagement event in Torquay on 15 and 16 May.

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Chief Executive stands down (30 May 2014)
The Trust announces that the Chief Executive, Dr Paula Vasco-Knight CBE, has decided to resign from her employment at South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

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Health and social care staff shine in the spotlight (13 May 2014)
NHS staff and volunteers from across Torbay and Southern Devon have been recognised at an awards ceremony celebrating their hard work and dedication to health and social care.

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Torbay surgeons 1st in UK to trial Google Glass in the operating theatre (7 May 2014)
Surgeons at South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are investigating the potential for using Google Glass in medical and surgical education.

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New lead governor (1 May 2014)
The Council of Governors appointed Cathy French as lead governor to succeed Anne Harvey who is stepping down after four years in the role.

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New Chairman for Torbay Hospital (1 May 2014)
The Council of Governors has today appointed a new chairman to lead the trust as it prepares to join forces with Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust.

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Interim Chief Executive appointed at Torbay Hospital (11 April 2014)
Dr John Lowes, Medical Director at South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, has been appointed Interim Chief Executive in order to ensure that the trust continues to have strategic clinical leadership during the absence on suspension of the substantive Chief Executive, Dr Paula Vasco-Knight, CBE.

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