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.


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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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.


The future looks bright for Project SEARCH graduates (14 July 2015)
Nine young people with learning disabilities now have better career prospects having just graduated from a ground-breaking internship scheme based at Torbay Hospital under the banner of Project SEARCH.

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Improved car parking for Torbay Hospital (3 July 2015)
The full business case detailing improvements for car parking at Torbay Hospital has been approved by the Board of South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. The proposed investment of nearly £2 million was given the go ahead at the Trust’s board meeting on Wednesday 1 July.

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We’re groundbreaking! Work begins on new critical care unit (2 July 2015)
A special groundbreaking ceremony took place at Torbay Hospital this week (Wednesday 1 July) to mark the official start of building work on the new critical care unit and main entrance.

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Patients to benefit from new liver scanner at Torbay Hospital (26 June 2015)
A new scanner that detects and measures liver damage has been purchased for South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (Torbay Hospital) by Torbay Hospital League of Friends.

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