The NHS is “rallying the troops” for the war on coronavirus, with volunteers being called up to help vulnerable people stay safe and well at home. The nation is looking for up to 250,000 volunteers to help up to 1.5 million people who have been asked to shield themselves from coronavirus because of underlying health conditions.
Given the latest instructions from the government to stay at home to combat the coronavirus epidemic, we are working hard to comply by ensuring we reduce the number of non-essential medical appointments. With immediate effect, all non-essential outpatient appointments will be stood down and your appointment will undergo a clinical review by the appropriate specialist.
Following the changes implemented by the Government last night we have had to review our maternity visiting restrictions – this will take immediate effect. Unfortunately women will need to attend alone for all antenatal, postnatal and ultrasound scan appointments either in the hospital or in a community setting. One birth partner will be permitted only
Over the last few days, in recognition of the burden being placed on the NHS as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have received numerous offers of support, donations of food and other goodies from companies and individuals who want to show their solidarity with the NHS at this difficult time. We want to
We have signed an open letter with partners in Exeter – the University of Exeter, Exeter City Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and Exeter College – on tackling hate crime and racism in our community, particularly in light of recent incidents in relation to coronavirus. This is a time when we must work together and
Staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have demonstrated a high level of resilience, despite meeting considerable challenges over the last year, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey. Responses to the wide-ranging survey of NHS employees remained positive overall, with 72% of RD&E staff saying they would recommend the Trust
A message from Chris Tidman, Chief Finance Officer at the RD&E I am sure that you are more than familiar with the challenges presented by parking at the RD&E Wonford site. Simply increasing the parking capacity on site is – for many reasons – not a viable option, so we are working hard to deliver
The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are hosting a preview of the future of electronic patient care records on 22 February – and patients, Foundation Trust members and the public are all invited to attend. The patient open day will take place in the Peninsula Medical School Lecture Theatre (next to the Research,
Care packages filled with essential items for parents of premature or poorly babies have been donated to the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, thanks to Louie’s Helping Hand. Louie’s Helping Hand was set up by Matt and Bexy Corbett, from Exeter, in memory of their son Louie, who was born 15 weeks early
There were smiles all around on Monday (13 January 2020) as the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust officially launched the RD&E Charity. The event, kindly hosted by Arbuthnot Latham in Southernhay, Exeter, was well received with attendance from David Fursdon, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Devon; Peter Holland, the Lord Mayor of Exeter and a
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