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Please see below the press releases published by this Trust.

If you are a member of the media and cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact the Trust's communications department.

Email: ndht.contactus@nhs.net

Telephone: In office hours, the phone number is 01271 349 168. Out of office hours, please contact switchboard on 01271 322 577 who will direct you to the communications officer on call.

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) wants to find out what carers, family and staff think of the care offered at North Devon District Hospital […]

Public invited to Trust AGM on 6 September

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The public and all members of staff are invited to Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s annual general meeting on Tuesday 6 September. At the meeting, […]

Trust holds successful research and development symposium

Shown pictured are the award winners and some of the other symposium attendees, along with teenager Ryan Fry who was presented with a framed copy of the comic strip of his drug trial experience.

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) recently held its second annual symposium to highlight research and development successes across the Trust. People from all over […]

Trust wins construction award

From L-R: Sarah Elver (Gates Partnership), Ian Coote (David Wilson Partnership), Richard Hallt (Morgan Sindall), Marsh Pullen (Morgan Sindall), Patrick Newton (Morgan Sindall), Rae Reynolds (NDHT), David Wilson (David Wilson Partnership) and Phil Humphrey (NDHT).

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s new chemotherapy unit has taken first prize in the 2016 Michelmores Property Awards. The Seamoor Unit opened its doors in […]

Trust takes part in military challenge

Shown pictured is the team from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust taking part in the South West NHS Military Challenge.

Staff from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) recently took part in the South West NHS Military Challenge, organised by army reserves from 243 Field […]

Cupcake day raises money towards hospital dementia garden

Cupcake day raises money towards hospital dementia garden

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) staff on Budlake Ward at Exeter Community Hospital recently held a cupcake day tea party for patients and visitors, […]

Steve Boden chosen as an Ambassador for Over and Above

Steve Boden chosen as an Ambassador for Over and Above

Over and Above is pleased to announce that Steve Boden, Managing Director of Boden Group is to become an official Ambassador for the charity following the incredible support that he has shown over the past year. […]

Trust team raises £500 for memory cafes

Cheque presentation taken at the memory café in Barnstaple, which meets on the first Friday of the month between 10:00am and 12:00pm. 

Left – Right: Pauline Page, organiser (Torrington memory cafe), Meloney Gravett, nurse educator (NDHT care homes team), Becky Young, nurse educator (NDHT care homes team), Bridget Tait, nurse educator (NDHT care homes team), Ann McKiernan, organiser (Barnstaple and South Molton memory cafe), Tracey Morrish, team lead (NDHT care homes team) and Jan Hearnden, nurse educator (NDHT care homes team) along with Barnstaple memory café attendees.

A team from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) has raised £500 for Barnstaple, South Molton and Great Torrington memory cafes. The Trust’s North Devon […]

CQC review of how NHS trusts investigate and learn from deaths

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has this week launched a new Webform for members of the public to share their experience of how an NHS […]

Temporary change to Honiton MIU opening times

The opening hours of Honiton minor injuries unit (MIU) are to be temporarily reduced from Sunday 31 July 2016. The MIU is currently open from […]

New lymphoedema treatment room in North Devon

Shown pictured from left, Sarah Fitzgerald (patient of the service, using the IPC leg sleeve), Hayley Moore (Macmillan lymphoedema clinical nurse specialist), Georgina Martin (Macmillan lymphoedema specialist practitioner) and Rosemary De Noronha (patient of the service using the IPC arm sleeve)

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s lymphoedema service has opened a new treatment room in Barnstaple thanks to charitable funds. The new room means patients have […]

Change to sexual health services in Torridge

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From July, the Trust’s Northern Devon contraception and sexual health team will no longer provide a sexual health clinic at Torrington Community Hospital, due to […]

Jim’s Journey: Former Trust communications manager passes halfway mark in 630-mile walking challenge in aid of local cancer patients

A former communications manager for the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has passed the halfway mark in his quest to walk 630 miles along the […]

Trust holds successful maternity services open day

Trust student midwives (L-R), Harriett Burgess, Mandy McMurray, Alice Dayman, Yasmin Moore and Rachel Summerhill

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust recently held a successful maternity services open day, which was attended by over 200 people. The day demonstrated the wide […]

Trust nurse recognised for work with students

Shown pictured is Siobhan with her Certificate of Recognition outside North Devon District Hospital.

A nurse from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) has been awarded a Certificate of Recognition by Plymouth University after being nominated by one of […]

Cancer patients praise care at NDHT in national survey

NDHT's Seamoor Unit - the chemotherapy and day treatment centre at North Devon District Hospital

Cancer patients have rated the care they received at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) highly in the latest national cancer patient survey. 249 cancer […]

Trust launches new home care service

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust launches Devon Cares, a completely new approach to home care in northern and mid Devon, which brings together care providers and gives them the backing of the NHS. […]

Trust shortlisted for national patient safety improvement award

Shown pictured are some of the Lundy Ward team. Pictured from left:  Catherine Nethacott (ward clerk), Rolly Magno (healthcare assistant), Elisa Leansa (registered general nurse), Gemma Lilley (ward sister), April Buckley (healthcare assistant), Katrina Kersey (registered general nurse), Jo Murdoch (student nurse), Sally Andrews (healthcare assistant) and Tara Smith (senior staff nurse)

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been shortlisted for another prestigious national award for its work to improve patient safety. The Trust’s Lundy Ward team, […]

New campaign launches in the South West to raise awareness of the symptoms of lung cancer, lung disease and heart disease – all leading causes of death

New campaign launches in the South West to raise awareness of the symptoms of lung cancer, lung disease and heart disease – all leading causes of death

– Campaign encourages anyone with a persistent cough, or who gets out of breath doing things they used to be able to do, to visit […]

Project SEARCH graduates celebrate successful year

Standing L-R: Tom Bromwich (Pluss), Linda Lewis (Sodexo), Tom Curtis, Alex Watson, Juliette Saunders, Andrew Bosence, David Bridges (tutor, Petroc) Eileen Higgins (job coach, Pluss), Bradley Harrison, Alison Diamond (chief executive, NDHT) and Diane Dimond (Petroc principal)

Seated L-R: Stacey Pugsley, Anne-Marie Freeman, Tilly Jackson, Rachel Rumbold

Nine young people with learning disabilities celebrated graduating from a pioneering internship scheme based at North Devon District Hospital with a ceremony at The Barnstaple Hotel last week. […]

FEATURE: A day in the life of the pathfinder team

Members of the pathfinder team

Andrea Beacham, engagement lead, finds out more about the work of the pathfinder team […]

Trust shortlisted for national patient safety award

Photo taken after Dementia awareness forum. Shown pictured are (from left): Tracey Morrish (team lead), Jan Hearnden (nurse educator)
Tommy Whitelaw (project engagement lead for Dementia Carer Voices), 
Sarah Winfield Davies ( safeguarding adult nurse), Bridget Tait (nurse educator), Becky Young (nurse educator), Meg Hill (occupational therapist educator), Mel Gravett (care home nurse educator) and David Sheard  (CEO and founder of Dementia Care Matters)

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) is in the running to win a national award for its work to improve patient safety in local care […]

Opening hours of hospital walk-in centre to reduce

The opening hours of the walk-in centre (WIC) at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital are to be reduced from Monday 27 June. The walk-in […]

Trust supports Armed Forces Day

Trust supports Armed Forces Day

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) is proud to support Armed Forces Day (25 June). The day is a chance to show support for the […]

Have your say – Consultation on the NHS Patient Survey Programme

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is proposing a number of changes to their NHS Patient Survey programme, which provides valuable data about people’s experiences of […]

Trust nurse wins UK Medal of Excellence

Trust nurse wins UK medal for excellence, Tracey Gillard with Alison Diamond

A nurse from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has won a Medal for Excellence, awarded for her professionalism and support for learners over the past […]

Patient information – Proxy voting in the EU referendum

As you may be aware, the EU Referendum will be held next week on Thursday 23 June. If you think you might not be able […]

National inpatient survey shows improvement in overall experience at NDHT

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The overall experience of inpatients at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) has improved this year, according to the latest national inpatient survey. Nearly 600 […]

Women over 50 advised not to delay cancer screening

Cervical Cancer Screening Awareness Week 13 - 19 June

Every day nine women in the UK are diagnosed with cervical cancer and three women will lose their lives to the disease. Cervical cancer is […]

Falls Awareness day to be held in Sidmouth on 22 June

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Members of the public are being invited to a special event which will highlight and address the risks of a person having a fall. The […]

Pregnant women and new parents invited to maternity open day at NDDH

North Devon District Hospital is holding its second maternity open day to promote the services and options available to pregnant women and new parents. […]

Jim’s Journey: Former Trust communications manager prepares for 630-mile Coast Path walk in aid of local cancer patients

Jim’s Journey page – http://overandabove.org.uk/jimsjourney/ A FORMER communications manager for the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is preparing to walk 630 miles along the […]

Update on minor injury units (MIUs) and minor injury services for Eastern Devon

NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has recently undertaken a procurement exercise to secure new providers to run minor injury services […]

Trust leads national campaign to improve management of extravasations

Trust leads national campaign to improve management of extravasations

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) has launched a campaign to improve the management of extravasations across the country. […]

Gypsy and Traveller Healthy Living project May 2016

Gypsy and Traveller Healthy Living project May 2016. Travelling to better health – A health improvement guide written by Gypsies and Travellers for Gypsies and […]

Antibiotic awareness campaign receives national award for its community focus

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A campaign designed to help tackle antibiotic resistance by educating parents about the effective use and side effects of antibiotics, and providing effective tips for […]

Double research first success in North Devon

The first patient in the country has been recruited by North Devon nurses to a health research study using text messaging with the aim of reducing sexually transmitted infections in young people. […]

North Devon students have insight into clinical research benefits

Ten students from Petroc Care Academy in Barnstaple have enjoyed placements in clinical and non-clinical hospital areas to gain an insight into the benefits of clinical research to quality patient care and services. […]

North Devon anaesthetists scoop national award

North Devon anaesthetists scoop national award

A team of anaesthetists from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust have scooped a prestigious national award as part of a South West research project. The South West Anaesthesia Research Matrix (SWARM) was named ‘Anaesthesia Team of the Year’ at this year’s British Medical Journal (BMJ) Awards in May. […]

International Nursing Day

International Nursing Day

Today is International Nursing Day! At NDHT, we marked International Nursing Day with a truly memorable event that celebrated advances and innovations in our nursing and midwifery practice. […]

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