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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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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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)
NHS staff at Torbay Hospital and within the Torbay and South Devon community 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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