The winter period is always incredibly busy for hospitals and we expect this winter to be no different. The fact is that colder weather usually means more illness and more accidents and that means demand for our services, particularly our Emergency Department, becomes very high. Meeting this demand can be challenging but we plan in
A county-wide pilot designed to train a new generation of frontline nursing staff has proved to be a great success as its first wave of recruits near the end of their training. Devon, which faces unique challenges attracting registered nurses due to its large rural area and shortage of supporting transport routes, is one of
On Wednesday 7 November, the University of Exeter’s College of Medicine and Health held a Waking up to Planetary Health Conference at the RD&E’s Research Innovation Learning & Development (RILD) building. Attended by over 90 people, the conference aimed to raise awareness of how we affect the planet with almost every decision and action we take, and highlighted the
On Saturday we held our first Open Day in nearly a decade and, despite torrential rain all day, it was a great success. The rain forced the majority of activities into the RILD building but it didn’t stop our brilliant hospital choir, The Rhythm of Life, from singing and dancing in the rain. We also
People in Devon are being invited by Devon STP to help influence the future of mental health services across the county. NHS and care services are working together in partnership to address future health and care needs for the county. This arrangement, known as Devon Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP), will lead the development of
Patients are now able to relax in a new therapeutic garden at Sidmouth Hospital, thanks to funding from Sidmouth Hospital’s Comforts Funds. Work began in April 2018 to convert the area from a space that was not easily accessible or beneficial to the recovery of patients, into an area which improves overall wellbeing and allows
For an insight into why caring can be such a rewarding and interesting career, take a look at this short film produced by a local Okehampton filmmaker for ‘Proud to Care’, an organisation supported by Devon County Council , specialising in promoting opportunities for career development in health and social care.
A Devon community healthcare champion and an Exeter clinical scientist who has helped to transform the lives of thousands of patients worldwide have been recognised by the Queen in her latest Birthday Honours. Professor Sian Ellard, the RD&E’s Consultant Clinical Scientist and Professor of Genomic Medicine at the University of Exeter, receives an OBE, while
The public will be able to access behind the scenes at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital this September at its first Open Day in nearly a decade. From 10am – 3pm on Saturday 22nd September, visitors to the hospital will be able to see the state-of-the-art surgical robot and go behind the scenes on
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