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29.04.2020

“Don’t wait until it’s too late” say Devon cancer doctors

Doctors in Devon are concerned that people with cancer symptoms are not coming forward due to the coronavirus pandemic, following new findings that suggest four in ten people are too concerned about being a burden…

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29.04.2020

Parents assured children will be safe at hospital during pandemic

Parents are being urged to continue taking their unwell children to hospital during the pandemic amid concerns some are worried they might be risking them being infected by coronavirus. Paediatric staff at hospitals across Devon…

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28.04.2020

Calling Volunteers: Health & Care needs you!

Posted on behalf of Susan Wroe, Teignbridge CVS, Chief Officer   “Dear Volunteer,   As I am sure you are aware the people of Devon have come forward to help those most effected by the…

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28.04.2020

Volunteer army pitching in across Devon to support PPE stocks

A VOLUNTEER army of more than 150 volunteers are working from home across Devon to provide vital PPE back up for local NHS and healthcare front liners after a community fundraising appeal netted more than…

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28.04.2020

Coronavirus: Former Homebase to house Exeter Nightingale hospital

An emergency field hospital for coronavirus patients will be built at a former Homebase store – instead of an arena – because transmission rates are “lower than expected”. One of seven Nightingale Hospitals will be…

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28.04.2020

Groups helping Devon’s vulnerable handed £200k

A total of £200,000 has been distributed across Devon to help groups deal with the impact of the pandemic. The Devon Coronavirus Response and Recovery Fund has been set up by the Devon Community Foundation…

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27.04.2020

Coronavirus: Devon survivors share heartfelt messages of thanks for life-saving NHS

Covid-19 survivors in Devon shared their messages of hope and appreciation. Credit: ITV West Country West Country coronavirus survivors have shared their heartfelt messages of thanks to the life-saving NHS as they recover from the…

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27.04.2020

GP practices in Devon provide reassurance they are still open

Doctors in Devon are reassuring local people that the NHS is still there for them if they are unwell and need help. NHS chief executive Sir Simon Stevens has warned that delays in getting treatment…

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22.04.2020

Healthwatch can refer people for NHS Volunteer Responders support

NHS Volunteer Responders can provide support to people who need to shield because they are at higher risk of serious medical complications from COVID-19. Until now, only health and care professionals and local authorities have…

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22.04.2020

Two new Devon urgent dental treatment centres open

Two new centres for urgent dental treatment have opened in Devon to improve coverage and reduce journey time for patients during the covid-19 pandemic. The two are located in Exeter (operating five days a week)…

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