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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Medical Director (20 August 2015)
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Torbay Hospital, has announced that it will shortly be seeking a new Medical Director. Dr John Lowes who has held the position since 2009 is coming to the end of his tenure and has decided that the time is right for a new person to take the challenge forward.

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App developed by Torbay doctors changing global trauma care (18 August 2015)
Every day thousands of people across the world die from trauma injuries. A new smartphone App developed by a team of doctors and medical students at Torbay Hospital will help to reduce that number.

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The PTC App is available on both android and iOS devices


Overseas nursing recruitment a resounding success (14 August 2015)
Torbay Hospital is celebrating the successful first year of its 2014 overseas recruitment campaign for nursing staff.

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Overseas nursing recruitment a resounding success


Torbay Hospital celebrates radiotherapy building progress (7 August 2015)
A special topping-out ceremony took place at Torbay Hospital yesterday (Thursday 6 August) to mark a significant construction milestone in the project to provide improved and sustainable cancer services.

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Torbay Hospital celebrates radiotherapy building progress


Choosing the right healthcare this summer (29 July 2015)
Now that we’re in the main holiday season, our local area is bustling with holiday makers and those on their summer break from school. Health professionals in Torbay and South Devon are therefore appealing to local people to choose the right healthcare to make sure they get the treatment and advice they need promptly.

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Torbay Hospital Board appoints Jon Welch as Associate Non-Executive Director (24 July 2015)
A new associate non-executive director has been appointed to join the Board of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Torbay Hospital. Jon Welch takes up his post as an associate on 1 August 2015 and will become a full non-executive director.

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At the Vanguard of urgent care (24 July 2015)
Local health organisations and Torbay Council have become one of only eight groups across the country to be named as a Vanguard site for taking a pioneering new approach to urgent care.

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Torbay Hospital appoints first ever ‘sight loss adviser’ to support people who are losing their sight (23 July 2015)
Action for Blind People (Action) has teamed up with Torbay Hospital to provide, for the first time, a sight loss adviser, to provide practical and emotional support to people who are losing their sight.

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Phil Smith, the new Eye Clinic Liaison Officer at Torbay Hospital (centre), with healthcare professionals from the Eye Care team.


Bowling Club donation helps ease children’s breathing (22 July 2015)
Babies and children being treated at Torbay Hospital’s paediatric high dependency unit are now benefiting from an Oxygen Blender donated by Torbay Area Indoor Bowls Association.

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Bowling Club donation


Torbay Hospital’s education and training rated best in area (16 July 2015)
A recent survey carried out by the General Medical Council (GMC) shows that Torbay Hospital, run by South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and part of South West Peninsula Postgraduate Medical Education, provides exceptional medical training.

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Training facilities in Torbay Hospital's Horizon Centre simulation suite.

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