An incredibly brave 11-year-old girl has raised an impressive £10,000 for the RD&E Spinal Unit, just two years after undergoing major spinal surgery. At just six-years-old Rhiannon Hewitt, from Camelford, Cornwall, was doing handstands with her sister when her grandmother noticed that Rhiannon’s back looked out of shape. An x-ray found that Rhiannon was suffering
The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are pleased to announce the appointment of Hannah Foster as joint director of people following a rigorous selection process. Hannah joins the NHS from Flybe, the Exeter-based airline, where she was director of people. Prior to her Flybe role,
Two Emergency Medicine doctors at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are swapping their scrubs for the sea as they attempt to row 3000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, in aid of Devon Air Ambulance. Charlie Fleury and Rosie Alterman, who make up the ‘EmergenSea Girls’, are planning to take part in the
The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have joined forces with Devon County Council and other local businesses to raise awareness and celebrate breastfeeding, as part of Devon County Council’s scheme, Devon Positive about Breastfeeding. The scheme, which was launched to coincide with World Breastfeeding Week, aims to raise the positive profile of breastfeeding
Many of our health services offer good care to people who need it, but the way they are currently delivered could be improved. For example, by making better use of the new possibilities technology offers for prevention, care and treatment, the NHS could avoid 30 million unnecessary outpatient trips to a hospital – saving people
Patients at the Mardon Neuro-rehabilitation Centre at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will benefit from specialist rehabilitation equipment, thanks to a donation from the Exeter Chiefs Foundation and Mardon League of Friends. The donation means that patients at the Mardon centre, a 12-bedded unit in Exeter providing inpatient neurorehabilitation, will be able
Maggie Shepherd, Lead Nurse for Research at Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Honorary Clinical Professor at University of Exeter Medical School, has been selected to become part of a brand new nurse and midwife research initiative – the National Institute for Health Research’s (NIHR) 70@70 Research Leader programme. Maggie is one of
Outstanding staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have been celebrated for their achievements and exceptional care at the Trust’s annual award ceremony. The People’s Choice Awards, which are a new part of the Trust’s extremely popular Extraordinary People awards scheme, was the first opportunity for a wider audience to get involved.
A patient has become the first at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust to undergo day case hip replacement surgery, after being discharged just eight hours after surgery. Christopher Bennett suffered from painful osteoarthritis in his hip. After trying to settle his pain with non-operative measures, he came to the conclusion that his
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