Plymouth's Derriford Hospital says it's seeing a huge increase in demand on its emergency services.
It's seeing an extra 30 people a day - more than two hundred a week.
Management aren't sure what's behind the increase but they're urging people to think carefully before heading to the hospital for treatment. It's also planning to recruit extra staff to cope with the pressure.
Seven of the casualties in the coach crash at Morval near Looe were taken to Derriford Hospital in Plymouth for treatment but the hospital played a far greater role in the incident. Our Health Correspondent Jacquie Bird reports from the hospital.
Plymouth Hospitals are considered to be low risk according to a new report from the Care Quality Commission. The trust, which runs Derriford Hospital, was given the number 5 rating after a recent inspection. It's the second highest rating available.
One of the oldest radio DJs in the country has been broadcasting for 43 years on hospital radio in Plymouth. Connal Cather recently celebrated his 90th birthday, and still presents his show from Derriford Hospital every week. Ian Barber went to see him in action.
700 saplings in Plymouth have been destroyed by vandals. The trees, which were planted in the spring, include oak, ash and cherry. The saplings were destroyed over a series of months at the site in Bircham Valley, near Derriford Hospital. Only a few young trees now remain.
A young mother is recovering after a pioneering operation at Plymouth's Derriford Hospital, using pig skin as part of reconstructive surgery. Kelly Cruse from Plymouth chose to have a double mastectomy to avoid the risk of developing breast cancer in the future.
The majority of cancer patients treated at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust feel the care they receive is excellent or very good, according to the latest independent study.
The survey commissioned by Quality Health asked adults who had been admitted to Derriford Hospital as an inpatient or as a day case patient between September and November 2012 to rate various aspects of the their care.
According to the latest results, 87% rated their overall care as ‘excellent’ and ‘very good’.