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.


Nurses past and present come together for annual reunion (16 May 2023)
Over 70 current and former nurses came together this week for the annual reunion of Torbay Hospital Nurses League.

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Photo montage: Left - Jane Watson, President, Torbay Hospital Nurses League and Reverend Angela Sumner, hospital chaplain. Right - Nurses League reunion celebrations


New £5.4m health and wellbeing centre opens in Dartmouth (15 May 2023)
Dartmouth’s brand new £5.4million Health and Wellbeing Centre was officially opened last week by David Fursdon, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon.

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Photo: Guest celebrating at the Dartmouth Health and Wellbeing Centre opening ceremony


Work on new radiotherapy CT suite at Torbay Hospital underway (4 May 2023)
Work has begun to build a new radiotherapy planning CT suite at Torbay Hospital as part of an investment to transform the way cancer care is provided.

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Image: A crane lifting the new radiotherapy building into place on the Hengrave Car Park at Torbay Hospital.


Torbay and South Devon identified as one of the best in country for cleanliness and food (20 April 2023)
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has been identified as one of the leading trusts in the country for cleanliness and food in a national assessment by the people it cares for and staff.

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Images: A cleaner at Torbay Hospital pushing a cleaning trolley down a hospital corridor, and a chef turning food on a grill in a hospital kitchen.


Care home hydration project cuts hospital admissions (4 April 2023)
Community dietitians in Torbay and South Devon are working across residential and nursing homes to help prevent injuries and illnesses linked to dehydration.

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Images: Victoria Wicks presenting a stand promoting the hydration project at a care home event, and images of care home staff dressed up as part of their own care home hydration initiatives


Team recognised with nursing excellence award (30 March 2023)
Dunlop Ward at Torbay Hospital has been recognised as the team winner of an annual award that celebrates nursing excellence.

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Images: Deborah Kelly, Chief Nurse, presents staff on Dunlop ward with their annual DAISY team award. Deborah Kelly pictured with Judith Hill, ward manager for Dunlop ward.


Additional ultrasound scan provision for Torbay and South Devon residents (28 March 2023)
Torbay and South Devon NHS will be working with a local ultrasound provider (Korus Health) to provide additional appointments.

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Chair to serve a further one-year term (15 March 2023)
Our chairman Sir Richard Ibbotson will serve a further one-year term as Chair at the invitation of the Council of Governors.

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Image: Sir Richard Ibbotson in front of Torbay Hospital's main entrance.


Launching the Torbay SEND Pledge (27 February 2023)
Partners have been working with children, young people and families to create a pledge on how we will treat people using our services in Torbay.

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Graphic: Image of Liz Davenport, Chief Executive, signing the Torbay SEND Pledge, and text that says "The Torbay SEND Pledge Click the link to read NHS, Torbay Council"


Vote for our new naming theme for wards, clinics, services and buildings (22 February 2023)
The most popular naming theme suggestions for our wards, clinics, units, services and buildings are now open for public voting.

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Graphic: Text that says "Vote for our new naming theme for wards, clinics, services and buildings"