Entries by Rhianne Walkey

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BLOG: When silence isn’t golden

In the past few months, death has become a greater part of public life, with so many families sadly losing loved ones and with the media focus firmly on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But are we getting better at talking more openly about the ‘taboo’ subject of death or do we still hold […]

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Clapping for the South West Blood Bikes

This Thursday night, we’ll be clapping for these heroes in helmets! A huge shout out to all the amazing volunteers behind South West Blood Bikes, a local charity which literally goes the extra mile delivering blood samples between organisations including UHP NHS Trust and St Luke’s, saving our own precious resources. More than that, these […]

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BLOG: Weekend of family fun online for much-loved charity

What have Lawrence of Arabia and a mammoth got in common with the Queen in a hot-air balloon? Find out this weekend, when internationally renowned Plymouth-based artist Brian Pollard provides a rare, behind the scenes tour of his studio, revealing secrets of his highly prized work as part of a weekend of online entertainment for […]

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BLOG: Redeployed and rising to the challenge

  In these turbulent times when so much is unfamiliar, the upbeat, positive attitude of the St Luke’s workforce is continuing as it always has. Together as staff and volunteers, we’re known across our community as a ‘can do’ crowd, but what is new since the COVID-19 pandemic is a stronger-than-ever sense of shared purpose, […]

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Make a Will Week – 11 – 15 May

It’s straightforward to do and saves your loved one’s unnecessary distress at an already difficult time, yet many of us have not made a will. In fact, in the UK 77% of parents with children under five do not have one*. With this in mind, St Luke’s is encouraging people to make the most of […]

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Support Our Nurses

Behind the masks they’re wearing to protect our vulnerable patients and themselves, there’s always the warmest of smiles. That’s because our nurses make sure their compassionate care never stops, even in these turbulent times. Dedicated, sensitive and highly skilled, they’re working day and night to keep our community a kinder place for people who are […]