Entries by Jesse Cambridge

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NEWS: Plymouth Argyle players visit the specialist unit

Central to the compassionate care we provide, St Luke’s nurses are precious. Sponsoring them makes a real difference to patients’ lives, but did you know this invaluable support comes from businesses and other organisations as well as from individuals? Plymouth Argyle Football Club has put its best foot forward to provide sponsorship for just this […]

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NEWS: One last walk on the beach

St Luke’s is much more than just hands on care, our compassionate staff go that extra mile to create lasting memories for our patients. When specialist unit sister Karen noticed a photo by the side of a patient’s bed it prompted a conversation that led to something extraordinary. The photo was of the patient as […]

NEWS: Lymphoedema care at St Luke’s

For many, lymphoedema is an unknown word, something that fortunately they may never have to come across. But for those that do, it can go from being an unknown word to a daily part of their routine. Lymphoedema is thought to affect more than 200,000 people in the UK. When you look up the definition, […]

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NEWS: Personal Healthcare Budgets

When faced with a long term health condition or disability, it is important to have a say in how your care is delivered. Choice and ensuring the care is tailored to your specific needs is paramount. In 2014 the NHS reviewed the way healthcare costs were distributed and created personal healthcare budgets, giving everybody a […]

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NEWS: Hospice Care Week

Care at home and avoiding unnecessary visits to Plymouth hospitals is a key priority says local hospice charity. Research from Dying Matters, a national coalition which aims to help people talk more openly about dying, death and bereavement, states more than 70% of people wish to die peacefully at home. St Luke’s Hospice Plymouth care […]

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NEWS: Marshall the moors as a Tour de Moor volunteer

  With just over six weeks remaining until this year’s Tour de Moor, we are still looking for volunteers to help on the day (Sunday 15 October). We need volunteers to help with various tasks; you could be involved with anything from marshaling to sweeping; helping with the registration of all of our participants; to […]