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News 2014 Jan - June

 

Let the Lions do the leg work

 

The Exeter Lions Club are making it easier for people to return their NHS crutches, walking sticks and frames to the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital when they are back on their feet.

Their campaign – Let the Lions do the leg work – has seen thousands of pounds worth of NHS walking aid equipment safely returned by Lions volunteers since its launch in 2011. The charity volunteers have been collecting hospital crutches, walking sticks and frames from local GP surgeries and community hospitals in Exeter and East Devon (including Topsham, Tiverton, Starcross ...

 

Posted on: 16 June 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

Royal Devon & Exeter Supports Dementia Awareness Week 2014

 

Patients and staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital recently took part in a memory walk to raise awareness of dementia. The memory walk around the hospital grounds was part of a week-long programme of activities organised in support of National Dementia Awareness Week’ (18th - 23rd May). The national campaign aims to raise awareness of the symptoms of Dementia and to encourage people to seek help if they are concerned. Throughout the week visitors to the hospital were encouraged to write down their memories of the seasons on memory walls across the Wonford site ...

 

Posted on: 16 June 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

Okehampton Maternity Unit

 

Due to exceptionally high levels of staff sickness and temporary changes in some staff’s working requirements, midwifery services for home birth, birth and in-patient postnatal care at Okehampton Hospital were temporarily suspended on 30th May 2014. All routineantenatal and postnatal care is unaffected. Tracey Reeves, Deputy Chief Nurse/Midwife at the RD&E, said: “Our priority is ensuring services for new mothers and their babies are safe and high quality and the unit will remain closed until ...

 

Posted on: 06 June 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June


 

World Dementia Envoy opens Exeter health innovation hub

 

An award-winning centre which is cementing Exeter’s global reputation for health innovation has been officially opened by the World Dementia Envoy, Dennis Gillings, CBE, PhD. The £27.5 million Research, Innovation, Learning and Development (RILD) building, on Exeter’s Barrack Road, embodies a pioneering partnership between the University of Exeter Medical School and the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E)...

 

Posted on: 06 June 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

It's "OK to Ask" about Clinical trials

 

For patient Elena Lilley, taking part in a clinical trial to improve her kidney function has proved life changing. She told her story on International Clinical Trials Day (20th May) to staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, which hosts the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN): South West Peninsula...

 

Posted on: 30 May 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

Health innovation centre wins property award

The £27.5 million Research, Innovation, Learning and Development (RILD) building has won a prestigious property award. RILD is born out of a partnership between the University of Exeter and the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, with funding from the Wellcome Trust and the Wolfson Foundation. Judges of the Michelmores and Western Morning News Property Awards commended the building...

 

Posted on: 22 May 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


Jenny GriceJenny's Chariry fun day raises £500 for Royal Devon & Exeter Neonatal Unit

Jenny Grice, a mother from Teignmouth, has raised £500 for the Royal Devon & Exeter hospital’s Neonatal Unit by holding a charity fun day at the White Ensign Club. Jenny’s son Jack, now two years old, was born two months premature at Torbay hospital and weighed just 2.2lbs...

 

Posted on: 22 May 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

African drumming at First Steps Nursery

Children at First Steps Nursery have enjoyed a special visit from African Drummer, Denis Kigongo. Denis, originally from Uganda, brought with him a selection of djembe drums for an interactive workshop. The children in Owl Room, who are aged between three and five, were given the chance to try out different drums and learn more about the different sounds they can make...

 

Posted on: 23 April 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


Cherrybrook are reducing the chance of hair-loss for cancer patients

Cherrybrook unit at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital has a new Scalp Cooling Machine to reduce the chances of hair-loss for patients receiving chemotherapy. The machine, which replaces an older model, has been generously donated by the charity ‘Walk the Walk’ in partnership with the manufacturer Paxman...

 

Posted on: 23 April 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June


New senior nurse uniforms rolled out

Senior nurses at the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are getting a new look. Since late March, senior nurses across the Trust have been wearing new uniforms to indicate their position of leadership.Nurse leaders from Matrons to the Chief Nurse will wear the uniforms to help the public and other Trust staff to recognise them...

 

Posted on: 15 April 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

Swear box donation for Bramble Ward

The children’s ward at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital has received a donation from a rather unusual source. Wendy Knight, former landlady at the Poltimore Arms in Pinhoe, raised £500 for Bramble Ward by keeping a swear bucket behind the bar.
The idea started when an old patron of the pub, the late Simon Saunders, made a swear...

 

Posted on: 15 April 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

RD&E Performs Highly In Care Quality Commission Annual Adult Inpatient Survey

Adults admitted to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital have given the Trust a resounding stamp of approval in the Care Quality Commission 2013 adult inpatient survey, released today. The RD&E NHS Foundation Trust has scored highly across a wide range of measures covering each stage of the adult inpatient’s journey...

 

Posted on: 09 April 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

Cutting-edge health research centre will improve patient care

A newly-built £27.5 million health education and research centre is now open, streamlining the process from discovery to patient care. The state-of-the-art Research, Innovation, Learning and Development (RILD) building is a partnership between the University of Exeter Medical School and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E)...

 

Posted on: 24 March 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

RD&E Emergency Department team shortlisted for BMJ award

Surgeons at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital believe they have saved five extra lives in a project for people needing a particularly high-risk operation. Patients having emergency abdominal surgery (laparotomy) for illnesses such as a perforated or dead bowel face a high chance of death in the following month...

 

Posted on: 18 March 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

Survival boost for high-risk patients

Surgeons at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital believe they have saved five extra lives in a project for people needing a particularly high-risk operation. Patients having emergency abdominal surgery (laparotomy) for illnesses such as a perforated or dead bowel face a high chance of death in the following month...

 

Posted on: 18 March 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

Nutrition and Hydration Week 2014

Let them eat cake! That is the message being stressed by clinicians at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in Wonford ahead of Nutrition and Hydration Week. The national campaign, which runs from the 17th to 23rd March, aims to promote the importance of taking on a high calorie diet during times of illness...

 

Posted on: 14 March 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


RD&E Heartsease room undergoes refurbishment thatnks to Ayrton's Dream

The Heartsease bereavement room at the Royal Devon & Exeter Wonford hospital has undergone a homely refurbishment thanks to parents Claire and Mark Rider and their charity Ayrton’s dream. The room on the labour ward is a place set aside for parents who have a stillborn child....

 

Posted on: 13 March 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

Media statement on Trust financial position

The Logistics Team at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for the process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods and related information from their point of origin to point of consumption for the purpose of satisfying customer requirements...

 

Posted on: 13 March 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June


 

Procurement and Logistics ‘Fostering a continuous improvement culture'

The Logistics Team at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust is responsible for the process of planning, implementing and controlling the efficient, effective flow and storage of goods and related information from their point of origin to point of consumption for the purpose of satisfying customer requirements...

 

Posted on: 27 February 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

Your chance to quiz top team from health watchdog NICE at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is most well-known for its drug appraisals, but its work covers a wide range of health and social care topics, ensuring that patients and service users have consistent access to high-quality care. Most recently NICE produced draft guidance saying that many more people should be offered statins to prevent heart disease and stroke...

 

Posted on: 25 February 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

Survival boost for high-risk patients

Surgeons at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital believe they have saved five extra lives in a project for people needing a particularly high-risk operation. Patients having emergency abdominal surgery (laparotomy) for illnesses such as a perforated or dead bowel face a high chance of death in the following month. At the RD&E, the survival rate before this eight-month ‘care pathway’ project began was 86%, but it is as low as 56% at some UK hospitals...

 

Posted on: 06 February 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 


 

Essential drainage repairs needed in Barrack Road

Barrack Road in Exeter will be closed to traffic between Topsham Road and Wonford Road junctions for essential drainage repairs and associated works, for three weeks from Monday 27 January

 

Posted on: 26 January 2014 | Posted in: 2014 Jan - June

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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