Tag Archives : Derriford Hospital


Plymouth care providers raise more than £700 for Derriford Children’s charity

A raffle held by local care workers and Plymouth City Council has raised £732 for Derriford Hospital’s Children’s Happy Hospital Fund. The cheque was presented by members of the Council’s Quality Assurance and Improvement Team (QAIT) to Sue Rodgers, Play Specialist Team Leader at Derriford Hospital earlier this month. The Children’s Happy Hospital Fund at […]


#TimeToSign – Give the gift of life this Christmas

It only takes two minutes and costs nothing but by signing up to the NHS Organ Donor Register you could be giving the greatest gift this Christmas – the gift of life. Plymouth City Council is working with NHS Blood and Transplant and local NHS partners to promote organ donation throughout December, as part of […]


Plymouth calls for Government to consider ‘soft opt out’ on organ donation

  Plymouth City Council is calling on the Government to consider a ‘soft opt out’ system on organ donation, following last week’s launch of the #TimeToSign organ donation campaign. The Council has put forward a motion backing a move away from people having to ‘opt-in’ to organ donation, to the system backed by both the […]


Plymouth flu jab campaign launch

People in Plymouth who are eligible are being urged to have their flu jabs, as figures reveal that last winter four in every ten flu outbreaks in England were linked to schools. Residents aged 65 and over, pregnant women, people with long term health conditions and children aged 2, 3, and 4, and children in […]


Plymouth care event raises £877 for charity

A raffle held at Plymouth City Council’s Celebrating Excellence in Care event raised £877 for charity. Members of the Council’s Quality Assurance and Improvement Team, along with Councillor Lynda Bowyer, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care for Plymouth City Council, presented the cheque to the Children’s Happy Hospital Fund at Derriford Hospital. In […]


Councillor helps couple remember their son

Councillor Mark Lowry has presented a cheque for £100 to a young Plymouth couple raising money for a specialist hospital suite. The money, part of Plymouth City Council’s Community Grant Scheme (CGS) is going to be put towards an appeal to improve the Jasmine and Central delivery suite at Derriford hospital. The specialist suite is […]


Electoral registration campaign sees surge in Plymouth voters

A campaign to increase the number of voters in Plymouth has been deemed a success by a national body and shortlisted for a national award. The Electoral Commission has published a report praising Plymouth City Council’s individual electoral registration campaign in the run up to the 2015 local and general election. The Council worked in […]


Care staff help kids have an egg-cellent Easter

Care staff across Plymouth are helping kids on Derriford Hospital’s Children’s Ward have an egg-cellent Easter by donating chocolate Easter eggs. Care home managers and residents attended the 25th Dignity in Care Forum on 18 March which was held at Plymouth Science Park. At the event, over 74 Easter eggs were collected, which will be […]