A woman from Totnes has gone missing in Derriford.
Edith Harrison was last seen on William Prance Road at 2:45pm on Friday (15/12) and police say they are concerned about her.
- 5ft5" tall
- around 10 stone
- having very light blonde hair
- wearing black lace up shoes, pale blue knitted jumper, black trousers and black coat
If anyone has any information with regards to Edith’s whereabouts, can they please contact the Police, quoting log number 535 15/12/17.
Staff at Derriford Hospital have had to fill almost every available space with extra beds after a surge in patients needing emergency care.
The hospital is currently on red alertand a number of operations have been cancelled to help cope with the high number of attending A&E.
Extra staff have been hired in the hope of removing some of the 41 extra beds.
Derriford Hospital is currently on Red Alert and extremely busy after a surge in patients needing emergency care.
The hospital says a high number of patients have attended A&E, many of whom are acutely unwell and need to be admitted as medical emergencies.
The hospital says it put many measures in place to try to prevent the winter demand overwhelming their services - including increasing staff and working with the council's discharge team.
The hospital added on its website that they "apologise sincerely to those patients affected" by the measures, and that staff are working extremely hard to try to minimise the effect.
- If patients need non-emergency medical care, please contact your GP or, out-of-hours, NHS 111
- If you have an appointment at Derriford Hospital please attend as planned, unless contacted otherwise
Derriford Hospital spent nearly £2 million on over time and agency staff in just one month as it coped with huge demand due to its black alert status.
For the first three months of this year the Plymouth hospital declared black alert as it dealt with what it describes as "unprecedented and sustained" demand.
A £12 million grant to fund transport improvements has been granted to Plymouth for use throughout Derriford.
As part of the grant £10.6 million will be contributed towards the Derriford Transport Scheme, which will see a major upgrade to the roundabout and provide additional traffic lanes, new bus lanes and improved traffic signals, as well as improvements to the William Prance Road junction.
A further £1.4 million has been approved for an upgrade of the bus interchange at Derriford Hospital. It will create a new two-way bus link and separate taxi and passenger drop-off points.
It is part of a ‘master plan’ of highway improvements that will help to unlock development and deliver 9,000 new jobs and 3,000 new homes in the north of the city.
Staff from Plymouth's Royal Eye Infirmary will this afternoon mark their move to new facilities at Derriford Hospital by pushing a giant inflatable eyeball between the two locations. Around 20 NHS workers are expected to take part in the event, starting at 2pm from Apsley Road.
The team will then travel up Mannamead road, crossing under Manadon roundabout to Tavistock road, up to Crownhill before heading into the hospital site from Derriford Road. They hope to finish around 4.30pm
One of Plymouth's oldest institutions is about to relocate, ending more than a century of history. The city's 112 year-old Royal Eye Infirmary is moving from the city centre to a new purpose-built suite with operating theatres and consulting rooms at Derriford Hospital.
Five million pounds has been spent on the development, which has been planned for decades.
Jacquie Bird reports on the move of the old Royal Eye Infirmary in Plymouth to a new suite at Derriford Hospital
One of Plymouth's oldest institutions is about to move. The city's 112 year old Royal Eye Infirmary is transferring 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 new development, which has been planned for decades.
The REI was opened back in 1901, with royal approval from King Edward VII. At the time it was thought to be cutting edge, but it's now far from ideal as a modern hospital.
It's built on three floors and at its heart is a winding staircase. All the departments are in different places making them really difficult to get to.
The replacement suite at Derriford will be filled with state of the art equipment for laser eye surgery and some of the intricate procedures carried out by the ophthalmic consultants. it will still be called the Royal Eye Infirmary.