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More specialist community care helping people to avoid hospital (18 April 2018)
More nurses and community teams are leading the way in keeping people well and in their own homes across Torbay and South Devon.

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MAAT nurse caring for a patient at home


Are you an unpaid carer? Find out about the free support available! (12 April 2018)
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a drop-in week for anyone who would like to find out more about the Torbay Carers Service. The drop in week is being held from Monday 16 April – Friday 20 April (10am – 3pm) in the following centres:

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New state-of-the-art radiotherapy machine opens at Torbay Hospital (12 April 2018)
A new state-of-the-art cancer targeting Linear Accelerator (LINAC) is now open to service users at Torbay Hospital. The opening marks the end of a three-year investment programme designed to update and improve the Oncology facilities at the hospital.

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New LINAC radiotherapy machine


Patient blood management makes the shortlist (12 April 2018)
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has been shortlisted in this year’s Health Service Journal (HSJ) patient safety awards.

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Patient blood management staff


New breastfeeding master classes launched (10 April 2018)
Torbay Hospital has launched a new breastfeeding master class for mums to be. The sessions are free and they are run by midwives. Mothers who are or have breastfeed are also on hand to answer questions that people may have.

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New breastfeeding master classes launched


£13m for urgent and emergency care in South Devon and Torbay (28 March 2018)
The Department of Health has today announced that South Devon and Torbay is to benefit from funding of up to £13m, to improve urgent and emergency services for local people through creating Urgent Care Centres in Newton Abbot and Torquay, and to deliver a major refurbishment of Torbay Hospital’s existing A&E department.

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Local health and social care receive prestigious national award for integrated care (23 March 2018)
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust and Torbay Council and partners, were this week (21 March) announced as the winner in the Health and Social Care category in the 2018 national Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards.

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NHS Heroes and Volunteers ensure safe care (20 March 2018)
It never rains (or snows) but it pours – so they say! Torbay and South Devon has again experienced a bout of extreme weather with much of the area covered in snow.

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Our Volunteer 4×4 Drivers (20 March 2018)
To all of our volunteer 4x4 drivers - what can we say! We’ve been blown away by your support and commitment over the past 72 hours.

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Message to all 4×4 volunteer drivers (19 March 2018)
Dr Rob Dyer, Medical Director at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: "I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge 'thank you' on behalf of the Trust to the army of volunteers with 4X4 vehicles.

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4x4 vehicle

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