Latest Derriford Hospital Stories

2008-10-11 00:00:35

Rush hour traffic backed up on one of the city's busiest roads after two cars collided. Police were called to the city-bound stretch of Tavistock Road close to the Crownhill flyover shortly after 5pm yesterday.

2008-09-25 00:00:30

By Andy Greenwood Chief Reporter Specialist cancer surgery services in Cornwall should be moved out of the county, an independent review is expected to recommend today.

2008-09-25 00:00:30

Health chiefs have insisted Derriford Hospital staff performing hernia operations in Africa are doing so in their own time. Doctors and nurses involved with the charitable Operation Hernia mission are also funding their trip themselves.

2008-09-18 00:00:00

The latest review into specialist cancer treatment at a Cornwall hospital marks a U-turn by the Government, an MP claimed yesterday.

2008-09-17 00:00:00

By Andy Greenwood Chief Reporter The Government has instigated an urgent review of threatened cancer surgery services in Cornwall.

2008-08-31 00:00:37

The nhs has received its fair share of criticism and complaints over the years, as staff at Derriford Hospital well know. Some of this will be justified; at other times it will be harsh.

2008-08-30 09:00:20

What was your first experience of cystic fibrosis? I have two grandsons, now in their twenties, who were diagnosed at birth. It's a shock when you hear that news and you don't really know anything about the disease.

2008-08-19 00:00:30

By Helen Collis Plans for a new "heart" for northern areas of Plymouth have been unveiled, alongside proposals to expand the city's hospital.

2008-08-17 18:00:51

A cancer support centre in Plymouth is to receive a pounds650,000 grant from a national charity. The Mustard Tree, based at Derriford Hospital, is now able to build a 530 sq m (5,700 sq ft) extension thanks to funding from Macmillan Cancer Support.

2008-08-05 00:00:32

A woman had to be cut from her car and taken to hospital following an accident involving a bus in Pennycomequick. The incident, which was attended by two fire crews, ambulance personnel and police, happened at about 7pm on Saturday on Alma Road.

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