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.


Local research contributes to national multi-cancer blood test findings (9 August 2023)
NHS teams in Torbay and South Devon have contributed to a study which found that a blood test that detects more than 50 types of cancer has real promise.

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The team behind the SYMPLIFY and OSCAR trials.


Healthcare assistant shortlisted for national nursing award (31 July 2023)
A healthcare assistant who works at Torbay Hospital has been shortlisted for a national nursing award.

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Tara Johnson, healthcare assistant at Torbay Hospital


Local people to receive faster diagnosis thanks to couple’s generous gift (26 July 2023)
Last weekend (22 and 23 July), Torbay Hospital’s endoscopy unit was able to carry out an additional 60 tests thanks to a local couple’s generous donation.

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Theatre care team’s innovative work shortlisted for national award (21 July 2023)
A team which cares for people having surgery at Torbay Hospital has been shortlisted for a national award for their innovative work.

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Members of the PACU team pictured together in Torbay Hospital's Rose Garden.


Severe disruption to NHS services in Devon as consultants go on strike (20 July 2023)
The NHS in Devon is giving advice to local people as the county’s hospitals and NHS services prepare for the first strike by consultants in a decade.

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Jane designated Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (17 July 2023)
Torbay and South Devon NHS’ pharmacy department is delighted to announce that Jane Pyle has been designated as a Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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Jane Pyle, Fellow of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, pictured with her colleagues in Torbay and South Devon NHS' pharmacy department.


Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust announce appointment of Chief Operating Officer (17 July 2023)
Torbay and South Devon NHS has appointed Arun Chandran as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO) following a competitive recruitment process.

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Have you had to go to hospital urgently? Focus group opportunities to share your views (10 July 2023)
We would like to invite you to a virtual focus group to talk about your experience of using urgent and emergency NHS hospital services.

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New theatres – changes to access to Heart and Lung and reopening of our Outpatient entrance (5 July 2023)
The construction of the new theatres at Torbay Hospital will impact access to Heart and Lung, Ophthalmology, Outpatient and MAAT services.

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Torbay and South Devon founding member of collaboration to support affordable homes for NHS people (30 June 2023)
We are proud to be a founding member of NHS Homes Alliance – a collaboration of representatives from public and private sector organisations.

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Photo: Representatives from the NHS Homes Alliance