After criticism about food at Derriford Hospital, people are being given the chance to try it for themselves today at a special taster event. It marks the introduction of a new menu, which has been changed as a result of patient feedback.
A five year-old boy has been left with life threatening injuries following a car crash near Bude. The A3072 at Launcells was closed for several hours yesterday afternoon following the accident which involved just one car, a blue Honda.
The boy was airlifted to Plymouth's Derriford Hospital before being transferred to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. Frenchay specialises in treating head injuries. Another child was in the car along with a female driver. The driver was taken to hospital, but it's not thought her injuries were serious.
This week sees the last ever operation take place at Plymouth's Royal Eye Infirmary. The city's 112-year-old institution is moving from its old building in the city centre to a new purpose-built suite of operating theatres and consulting rooms at Derriford Hospital.
Five million pounds has been spent on the development, which opens next Wednesday.
The Royal Eye Infirmary (REI) will move to its new purpose-built facilities at Derriford Hospital this month, with the first operations scheduled for Wednesday 30th January.
As part of plans to develop and enhance the ophthalmology services offered by Plymouth Hospitals, the REI will be relocating from its current site at Mutley Plain to state-of-the-art, purpose-built facilities on level 3 at Derriford Hospital.
The REI provides a full range of diagnostic and treatment options for conditions of the eye.
The existing building is well over 100 years old and is no longer suitable for the ever-expanding and developing service.
Three wards have been closed at Derriford hospital in Plymouth following an outbreak of the sickness and diarhea bug, norovirus. People are being asked not visit unless absolutely necessary. Visitors should stay away if they`ve had any of the symptons in the past 48 hours.