The winter season is well and truly upon us which inevitably leads to a rise in people experiencing health issues. We want to help you get the right treatment for your ailment or condition and to let you know that Torbay Hospital's Accident & Emergency department (A&E) isn't always the most appropriate place. Many people could be more efficiently treated by other NHS services in the area, often closer to home too. Take a look at this short film to help you choose better!
Integrated care – the future of our local health and care services
2015 is set to be the start for many important changes to your local NHS as two trusts merge and the health and care community works together to deliver more integrated care.
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust plan to join together to become one new Integrated Care Organisation.
More information can be found on our integrating hospital and community care pages.
League donation means more accurate hearing test results for children
South Devon babies and children now have access to a much improved hearing test system thanks to a generous donation of £6,450 from the Torbay Hospital League of Friends.The donation has enabled South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Torbay Hospital, to buy four new visual response audiometry (VRA) cabinets. VRA cabinets work on a reward system - these newer models with multiple rewards mean the test results are likely to be more accurate and successful, which is particularly important when it comes to fitting hearing aids for those with a permanent childhood hearing impairment.
Torbay Hospital appoints Chief Operating Officer
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Liz Davenport to the substantive post of Chief Operating Officer for the Trust.
New Chief Executive announced for Torbay Hospital
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of a substantive Chief Executive to lead the Trust as it prepares to integrate with Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care NHS Trust. Mairead McAlinden has personal experience of integrating health and care services in her role as Chief Executive of the Southern Health and Social Care Trust, which she has held since September 2009.