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.
Torbay Hospital first to use virtual reality technology to improve patient experience (7 Apr 2015)
Torbay Hospital is adapting the latest techniques in virtual reality technology to help improve clinicians' understanding of what it is like to be a patient. The pilot film, about a make-believe patient who is experiencing chest pains, documents the patient's journey from ambulance to Emergency Department and on to theatre. Using advanced recording and viewing technologies, incorporating two synchronized wide angle cameras on top of the patient's head, really brings the scene to life and creates an emotional experience based on the feeling of distress experienced when strangers are taking control of your life.
Torbay Hospital Event - 'Living with and beyond cancer' (01 Apr 2015)
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has just hosted its first Cancer Services Health and Wellbeing Event aimed at helping cancer patients and their carers live with and beyond a cancer diagnosis. Approximately 100 people attended the event, organised in collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support and held at the Riviera International Centre on Thursday 26 March 2015 as part of the National Cancer Survivorship Initiative (NCSI).