Month: February 2017

  1. Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has recently purchased a state-of-the-art ophthalmoscopy simulator for Torbay Hospital’s Eye Unit, thanks to the impressive fundraising efforts of the hospital’s League of Friends. The League of Friends raised £65,000 for the simulator which will help to further enhance the care provided to ophthalmology patients in Torbay and … Continued

  2. Trading Standards

    Torbay Council and the Health and Safety Executive have successfully prosecuted a building contractor and their appointed gas engineer for a number of offences, including the misleading a customer over the fitting of a gas boiler and wood burning stove. Councillor Terry Manning, Executive Lead for Environment said: ‘We get lots of complaints about poor … Continued

  3. Two schools in Torbay will be receiving funding to improve or provide nursery provision. The successful bids were for Ellacombe Academy and White Rock Primary School. While both projects are still subject to planning approval, Ellacombe intends to use the funding to increase its nursery capacity to 60 places, and White Rock plan to open … Continued

  4. Love Your High Street

    Following two successful Love Your High Street Torbay weeks last year, the next will be in June. Love your High Street is a campaign which encourages local people to shop more frequently in independent shops around the Bay and helps spread the message about why spending locally is so important. The campaign is being delivered … Continued

  5. Councillors were told recently night that one third of the people in Torbay are in the top 20 per cent of deprivation in the UK. Presenting the new Healthy Torbay Supplementary Planning Document, Andrew Gunther, Senior Planning and Public Health Officer, said that 60 per cent of factors that affect people’s health and wellbeing are … Continued

  6. Doctors in Torquay are preparing to merge three surgeries — forming a super-practice covering 34,000 residents. Croft Hall, Chelston Hall and Barton surgeries will work together as the Harbour Medical Group. Barton Surgery has vowed that patients will see ‘no difference in the services provided to them’ as doctors and nursing teams will still continue … Continued

  7. Following a competitive tendering process, it has been announced that a duo of high street names will be moving into Torbay Hospital’s latest £15 million development project. In the new main entrance, WH Smith will operate a convenience store and Aramark will run the adjacent 60-seater café – offering the newly launched Aroma coffee by … Continued