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Please see below the press releases published by this Trust.

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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.

Acute services review recommends closer working between hospitals to improve services

Clinicians in Devon today announced the results of a review into how some hospital services could be provided more effectively in future. Local doctors, […]

Hot weather is here – think how it will affect you

PHE is urging people to take extra care in this spell of warm weather as the Met Office has confirmed that Hot Weather Alerts have […]

Views wanted from diabetes patients: what support do you need?

During Diabetes Week, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) is asking people with diabetes to join a new project to improve support for people with […]

Sexual health team to make Oceanfest debut

The sexual health team at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust will be raising awareness of sexual health services with festivalgoers at Oceanfest this weekend. The […]

Trust puts spotlight on dementia

Staff at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust put the spotlight on dementia in May as part of Dementia Awareness Week. The week was an opportunity […]

Trust outlines steps required to safely reopen inpatient beds in Holsworthy

In April 2017, the Trust met with its commissioners (NHS NEW Devon CCG), to discuss the temporary closure of inpatient services at Holsworthy Hospital. The […]

National survey highlights excellent care at NDHT

Patients who have received hospital-based care at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) have rated their experiences highly according to the latest national inpatient survey, […]

Incorrect information about NDDH circulating on social media

A post on Facebook has been widely shared stating that the emergency department and maternity unit are closing at North Devon District Hospital, and that […]

Make the right choice to stay well this bank holiday

GP surgeries will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday – 29 May – but there is a wide range of services available that provide fast […]

Starlight’s tour brings the gift of giggles to North Devon District Hospital’s children’s ward

The children’s ward at North Devon District Hospital was filled with music and laughter on Wednesday (17 May), thanks to the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Storytellers […]

Trust staff celebrate ‘amazing’ falls prevention work

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust staff held an event to celebrate an ‘amazing’ reduction in the number of patient falls following a series of new […]

Care homes team shares pressure ulcer best practice with North Devon care providers

The care homes team at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust recently held a study day to share best practice in preventing pressure ulcers with independent […]

‘Amazing’ nurses and midwives of North Devon gather to celebrate innovation

An event celebrating the work of nurses and midwives at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust was held this week to mark the anniversary of the […]

NDDH to host Death Café

A Death Café is being held at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week in May. Death Cafés are events […]

ChemoHero Lisa is a finalist in Good Morning Britain awards

Lisa Wallis, founder of charity ChemoHero, has been shortlisted in Good Morning Britain’s Health Star Awards for her work helping cancer patients in North Devon. […]

Trust nurse awarded prestigious travel fellowship

A nurse from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been awarded a prestigious fellowship that will allow her to travel abroad to learn about new […]

Temporary closure of inpatient beds in Holsworthy Hospital – next steps

The Trust has today outlined the next steps following the temporary closure of the inpatient beds at Holsworthy Hospital. The beds closed temporarily on 31 […]

NDDH welcomes cancer survivor and entourage of supercars

An impressive collection of supercars visited North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) on Monday 3 April as part of a drive to raise awareness of bowel […]

Trust joins global celebration of nutrition and hydration

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust joined the global celebrations of Nutrition and Hydration week in March, with plenty of activities to highlight the importance of […]

Nurses invited to recruitment open day at NDDH

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is holding an open day on Monday 24 April as part of a campaign to recruit more nurses. The Trust […]

Petroc students to be ‘decontaminated’ at NDDH

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust will rehearse its plans to deal with incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive or other hazardous materials on 30 […]

Project SEARCH intern to join radiology department full-time

Project SEARCH Barnstaple intern Danielle Young has become the first person this year to gain employment at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust through the award-winning […]

Temporary closure of inpatient beds at Holsworthy Hospital – engagement events

The Trust would like to ensure that the local community understands the reason for the temporary closure of the inpatient beds at Holsworthy Hospital. The […]

Shaping Future Care – A sustainability and transformation plan for Devon (overview document)

Shaping Future Care – A sustainability and transformation plan for Devon (pdf) Devon STP website

Stroke therapy team shortlisted for national award

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s stroke therapy team has been shortlisted for this year’s Advancing Healthcare Awards. The team were shortlisted for the award for […]

Trust top in the South West in NHS staff survey

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been rated the top provider in the South West in the NHS Staff Survey. Every year, staff across the […]

Clarification regarding maintenance at Holsworthy Hospital

The Trust would like to correct some misconceptions about maintenance at Holsworthy Hospital, including suggestions that the hospital has been deliberately starved of maintenance. Iain […]

Upcoming public meetings to discuss review of acute services across Devon

The organisations involved in the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), including Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, are holding a series of public meetings to […]

Holsworthy inpatient services to close temporarily

Concerns over high agency nurse use, low bed occupancy and staff sickness force decision to temporarily close inpatient services at Holsworthy Northern Devon Healthcare NHS […]

NDDH children’s ward celebrates over 45 years of donations from Caroline Thorpe fund

A celebration was held at the children’s ward at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) this week to mark the final donation from the Caroline Thorpe […]

Trust supports health and wellbeing day for Ilfracombe

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is attending One Ilfracombe’s Spring into Action health and wellbeing day in March and is encouraging people to come […]

Sustainability and Transformation Plan – Meetings with town and parish councils to discuss the acute services review

The Trust is meeting with town and parish councils in northern Devon to give them an update on the acute services review, prior to the […]

Trust confirms three re-appointments

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has confirmed three re-appointments to the board – Roger French as chairman, and Robert Down and Pauline Geen as non-executive […]

Trust launches new bowel cancer screening service

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is launching a new cancer screening service this month. The Trust is launching a bowel scope screening service as part […]

End of life care experience survey

Patients, carers, family and friends are being asked to help local health organisations build a picture of people’s experience of end-of-life care. The teams at […]

Dementia campaigner gives inspiring talk at NDDH

A dementia campaigner gave an inspiring talk about caring for people with dementia to Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust staff this month. Tommy Whitelaw, who […]

Acute Services Review – March public events

Roundabout works to start by NDDH

Roadworks on the junction outside North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) are due to start on Monday 13 February. Devon County Council is converting the current […]

‘NHS crisis tracker’ map gives false picture

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is aware that an interactive map has been created that allows people to enter their postcode and then shows […]

IMPORTANT update – change of venue: Patient experience focus groups – January 2017

Important update – The meeting on 25th January will now be held at The Lantern, High Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 9QB (next door to Webbers estate […]

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