News and events

To view the latest news, press releases and events from Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, click the links below.
If you have any queries regarding these, please contact the Communications Team.


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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Torbay Hospital Event – ‘Living with and beyond cancer’ (1 April 2015)
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has just hosted its first Cancer Services Health and Wellbeing Event aimed at helping cancer patients and their carers live with and beyond a cancer diagnosis.

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‘Universally Challenged’ NHS staff raise £6,000 for Comic Relief (25 March 2015)
Local NHS consultants and speciality teams raised over £6,000 for Comic Relief in a University Challenge themed quiz ('Universally Challenged') held at Torbay Hospital.

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'Universally Challenged' NHS staff raise £6,000 for Comic Relief


Patients enjoy Worldwide Afternoon Tea (25 March 2015)
Patients across Torbay and South Devon took part in a Worldwide Afternoon Tea event last week when they were treated to tea and cakes to celebrate Nutrition and Hydration Week 2015.

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Patients enjoy Worldwide Afternoon Tea


For she’s a jolly NICE Fellow! (19 March 2015)
Torbay Hospital's Director of Nursing, Jane Viner, is one of just ten senior healthcare leaders in the country this year to be named a Fellow of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

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