Latest Royal Cornwall Hospital Stories

2008-09-30 00:00:31

By Cherie Gordon A cornish pressure group has announced its support for the chief executive of a hospital trust whose management methods are the subject of a review, following a highly critical report into the financial performance of his previous trust. Health Initiative for Cornwall (HIC) has said that John Watkinson, chief executive of the Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust has the best interests of patient care at heart and is raising questions about an alleged witch-hunt against him....

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. The news will come as a massive blow to campaigners, patients and staff who have fought to keep throat and neck cancer surgery at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske. They fear that patient care will be affected by the prospect of having to travel to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth, where a larger, dedicated unit will...

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. Julia Goldsworthy, Lib-Dem MP for Falmouth and Camborne, welcomed the study into throat and neck cancer treatment at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske, which is planned to be moved to Derriford Hospital, Plymouth. The review was instigated by Professor Mike Richards, the Department of Health's national cancer director. "This is a dramatic but long...

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. Specialist throat and neck cancer treatment at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, at Treliske, is already supposed to have moved to Plymouth's Derriford Hospital as part of a scheme to create a single, dedicated centre in the region in 2010. However, the controversial plans have been derailed by mounting opposition from patients, staff and councillors to keep the...

2008-07-14 03:00:00

By EXCLUSIVE Lyn Barton One of the most high-profile health bosses in Cornwall has quit over plans to move specialist cancer treatment out of the county, the WMN has learned. Peter Davies, the Chairman of the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust was believed to be upset by the increasing centralisation of services despite a public outcry. Yesterday morning, he is understood to have handed in a letter of resignation. Mr Davies, who has been in the non-executive post for nine months, could...

2008-06-18 00:00:00

By Lyn Barton Campaigners fighting to stop specialist treatment for cancer patients being taken out of Cornwall have spelled out the "hardship and emotional stress" they say the move would have for patients. In a major document, the group Keep Cancer Care in Cornwall (KCCC) has set down on paper the social, financial and medical impact of the upheaval. It says transferring surgery for upper gastro-intestinal cancers from Truro to a new centre of excellence in Plymouth would be a...

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