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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Child Health Charity Ball Summer 2015 (22 June 2015)
Child Health staff from South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust are holding a Summer Charity Ball to raise the profile of Child Health within the local community and to raise much needed funds for the Special Care Baby Unit, Louisa Cary Children’s Ward and Children’s Community Nursing Team.

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Health and social care staff shine in the spotlight (12 June 2015)
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. The Blue Shield awards ceremony which took place this week

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‘Thank you’ tea party for health and social care volunteers (12 June 2015)
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust said a special 'thank you' to the volunteers, who give up their time to help make a difference to many patients and their carers.

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Some of the volunteers who attended the tea party and Mairead McAlinden in the centre.


CQC confirms patients continue to receive good level of care at Torbay Hospital (3 June 2015)
The Care Quality Commission has published the results of its latest annual adult inpatient survey based on a sample of patients who were in hospital for at least one night during June, July or August 2014.

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Torbay Hospital wins CHKS Top Hospitals’ 2015 Award (2 June 2015)
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has been named as one of the 40 best-performing Trusts in England in the CHKS Top Hospitals Award for 2015.

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• Group of staff celebrate receiving the award


‘Ok to ask’ about clinical research (1 June 2015)
Torbay Hospital's Clinical Research department opened its doors to the public on Wednesday 20 May giving people an opportunity to learn more about clinical research in the NHS.

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Expert Research Patient Alan Belcher


Building a healthier future (20 May 2015)
As part of exciting plans to provide a brand new, state-of-the-art Critical Care Unit, the current main entrance at Torbay Hospital is closing from Tuesday 26 May 2015.

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New CCU and main entrance


Public urged to ‘visit responsibly’ to protect patients from sickness bug (14 May 2015)
Hospital staff are appealing to families and friends wanting to visit patients in Torbay Hospital to 'visit responsibly' to help reduce the spread of the sickness bug, Norovirus.

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Torbay Hospital introduces Text Reminder Service (5 May 2015)
Patients across South Devon will now have the opportunity to be reminded about their hospital outpatient appointments by way of text message. As most people tend to carry their mobile phones with them at all times and read every message they receive, it can be a far more effective and convenient communication method than email or post.

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Torbay Hospital first to use virtual reality technology to improve patient experience (7 April 2015)
Torbay Hospital is adapting the latest techniques in virtual reality technology to help improve clinicians' understanding of what it is like to be a patient.

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