Dr Beth Newstead, Consultant Emergency Medicine, was one of the first people in the UK to gain a qualification in Lifestyle Medicine. “Lifestyle Medicine is about maintaining health rather than treating disease. It can help you make changes in all areas of your life (diet, exercise, sleep and stress/ anxiety management) in order to keep … Continue reading Day 3: 12 Days of Wellbeing
Talking Therapies and UHP’s Occupational Health, Counselling and Mental Health Team The Occupational Health, Counselling and Mental Health Team (CMHT) consist of 6 Counsellors/Therapists and 1 Mental Health Advisor, based in Derriford Centre for Health and Wellbeing (DCHW). Pictured (left to right): Claire Pethick, James Isserlis, John Hilsdon, Naheed Holmes, Nichola Woodward, Theresa Hartigan We … Continue reading Day 2: 12 Days of Wellbeing
We are delighted to introduce the Wellbeing team. We’re here to help bring joy into the workplace and support staff to be well at work. We currently offer Drop-ins and team briefings to discuss challenges staff are facing, offer practical support and signposting to appropriate services and teams. Supporting staff and line managers by staying … Continue reading Day 1: 12 Days of Wellbeing
Patients who would previously have to stay in hospital are now able to go home earlier, thanks to new technology being used by Derriford Hospitals’ Virtual Ward. Since the launch of virtual wards last December, over 300 patients have been cared by the team and benefit from consultant led care delivered in the comfort of … Continue reading Virtual Wards use smart technology to relieve winter pressure at University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
Professional Nurse Advocate Lead and Project Nurse, Chris Down, talks about his experience as a Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) and how they can support others at UHP. "I started my journey as a Professional Nurse Advocate (PNA) when I was a Clinical Educator for Stonehouse, Wolf and SAU. It was advertised as an opportunity to … Continue reading Professional Nurse Advocates at UHP
We are still seeing high numbers of people coming to the Emergency Department. Often there are over 300 people who are seen and treated each day. The amount of people visiting the Emergency Department was higher than expected every month throughout 2023, and will continue into 2024.
We actively encourage patients, carers, and families to engage with your matron as a point of contact for when you want to talk about things that have gone well, and about any issues you may have spotted during your stay that could be improved.
Imagine having to prepare and deliver 1000 meals, three times per day, every day. This is what our amazing catering staff do for our patients and they are now providing this service in a new offsite facility
The Snowdrop Suite at UHP was officially opened on Tuesday 17 October. This specialist bereavement unit allows those who are experiencing the loss of a baby, to have labour care in an area separated from the main Labour Ward. It has been designed as a protected space to allow privacy for parents and their families.