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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Patients join in Worldwide Afternoon Tea (25 March 2014)
Patients at Torbay Hospital became part of an international event last week when they were treated to a cream tea to celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week 2014’s Worldwide Afternoon Tea.

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NHS staff pledge to make their change (5 March 2014)
This week NHS staff working at Torbay Hospital and within the community throughout Torbay and South Devon made their pledge to change one thing, as part of national NHS Change Day.

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Staff give Torbay Hospital the thumbs up (28 February 2014)
Results just published from the national 2013 NHS Staff Survey show that staff working for South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have rated the Trust in the best 20 per cent of acute trusts in England in more than half of the survey's categories.

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David Allen, OBE, appointed new Acting Chair (13 February 2014)
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s Council of Governors has today confirmed the appointment of David Allen OBE as Vice-Chair.

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Chief executive suspended (10 February 2014)
The non-executive directors of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, have today suspended trust chief executive, Paula Vasco-Knight, with immediate effect.

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Change of Chairman for South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (7 February 2014)
The recently-appointed Acting Chairman of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Mrs Topsy Murray, has tendered her resignation from the Trust Board on health grounds.

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Board action following employment tribunal (5 February 2014)
The non-executive directors of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust have today taken the decision to launch a formal process to investigate concerns raised regarding its Chief Executive.

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Media statement following extraordinary board meeting on Friday 31 January 2014 (31 January 2014)
The board of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust today held an extraordinary meeting in private to consider the findings of the recent employment tribunal brought by Ms Sardari and Mrs Gates.

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Chairman of hospital trust resigns (30 January 2014)
Peter Hildrew, Chairman of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has resigned with immediate effect. He made the decision to resign following the release of a critical judgement by the Exeter Employment Tribunal.

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