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First patients praise new chemotherapy and day treatment unit at NDDH

Janet James, the first patient in the new Seamoor Unit, receives a bouquet of flowers from lead nurse Charlotte Overney.

The first patients to use the £2.2million chemotherapy and day treatment unit at North Devon District Hospital say they are impressed with the new centre. […]

Trust to host three events to give local people an update on Tyrrell Hospital

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The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is hosting a series of events in April and May to give local people an update on Tyrrell Hospital in Ilfracombe. […]

Open response from Alison Diamond, Chief Executive of Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, regarding claims that the NHS in North Devon is in crisis

It is really important that local residents have confidence in their local NHS and I am writing this open letter to ensure everyone is aware of the high performing, excellent NHS services on your doorstep and explain how we are dealing with increased demand for our services amid the national nursing shortages. […]

Trust thanks North Devon for “incredible” support as £2.2million chemotherapy unit opens to patients

JAMES Bonetta (chairman of the North Devon Cancer Care Centre Trust) presents a cheque for £300,000 to the hospital on Thursday, taking the charity’s total contribution to £700,000. Also pictured are (from left) Ian Roome (fundraising manager), Andrew Spear (project manager for Morgan Sindall), David Wilson (architect and director of David Wilson Partnership), Phil Humphrey (capital building officer), Rae Reynolds (operational capital manager), Charlotte Overney (lead cancer nurse) and Julie Whitton (fundraising officer).

NORTH Devon’s £2.2million new chemotherapy and day treatment unit opens to patients today (Monday 30 March). The Seamoor Unit, a state-of-the-art centre at North Devon […]

Electronic healthcare records coming to community and hospital services across north and east Devon

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust today announced its preferred supplier for an electronic health record to support all community services, including community nursing teams across north, east and mid Devon. […]

Nurse recruitment drive boosted by successful open day at Tiverton

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A NURSE recruitment drive by the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust continues to bear fruit. […]

Final plans to transform Budleigh Salterton Hospital into a health and wellbeing hub are approved

Dr David Evans (left), chairman of the League of Friends, celebrates the announcement with Andy Ibbs, commercial director of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

Final plans to transform Budleigh Salterton Hospital into a health and wellbeing hub for the local community have been given the go-ahead. […]

New therapies and clinics launching at Moretonhampstead Hospital

Members of the local planning group for the development of Moretonhampstead Hospital heard from local NHS staff last month about a range of new services and clinics launching at the Hospital in the near future. […]

Trust holds successful open day as part of recruitment drive for nursing and therapy staff

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A TOTAL of 54 people attended a recruitment open day at North Devon District Hospital on Monday 16 March. […]

Government Minister Norman Lamb praises Trust staff and services following visit to NDDH

NORMAN Lamb (left) and Sir Nick Harvey (right) are pictured with Roger French, chairman of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

NORMAN Lamb, the Minister of State for Care and Support, praised staff and services at North Devon District Hospital following his visit this week. […]

Purpose-built dementia ward opens at North Devon District Hospital

PICTURED on Fortescue, the new dementia ward at NDDH, are (from left) Norman Lamb, Thelikada Alwis (doctor in general medicine), Rae Reynolds (operational capital manager), Paula Mascall (ward manager), Andy Burgess (divisional general manager for medicine and paediatrics) and Sir Nick Harvey.

ONE of the first purpose-built dementia wards at an acute hospital in the UK has opened in North Devon. […]

Notice of Trust Board Meetings 2015-16

MEETINGS OF THE TRUST BOARD OF NORTHERN DEVON HEALTHCARE NHS TRUST 26 May 2015 at North Devon District Hospital 28 July 2015 at Exeter International […]

Care Academy partnership selected as a beacon of best practice – and given £52,000 to build on success

STAFF and students behind the success of the Care Academy are pictured at Petroc. They are (from left) Kevin Hazell (head of school of health, fitness and supported learning), Rita Sampson (L3 lead for health and social care, Petroc), Chelsea Patten, Chloe Mundell, Amy Souster and Christopher Jackson-Smith (students), Emily Giles (Care Academy student rep), students Shannon Paton and Catherine Way, Darryn Allcorn (director of workforce and development for the Trust) and Shaun Kershaw (Care Academy co-ordinator, Petroc).

AN innovative partnership which enables students at Petroc to undertake a six-month work placement at North Devon District Hospital has been selected as a beacon of best practice for others to follow – and awarded more than £50,000 to build on its early success. […]

Coffee and cake morning at Torrington Hospital

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THE team at Torrington Hospital held a coffee and cake morning to raise money for the Chemotherapy Appeal and Over and Above, the charity of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. […]

Betty and Anne retire after more than 50 years’ combined service at Budleigh Salterton Hospital

TWO volunteers have retired after more than 50 years’ combined service at Budleigh Salterton Hospital.

Betty Downing and Anne Bentley assisted in the hospital’s day unit for 28 and 26 years respectively.

Staff organised a tea party to mark their retirement.

Di Walker, matron, said: “Their dedication to the day unit has been truly amazing and we can always depend on them to turn up, whatever the weather!

“They have been a huge help to the nursing team by organising games and activities, and kept us all entertained with their stories, banter and fun-loving spirit.

“Budleigh Salterton Day Unit will miss Betty and Anne, and we would like to wish them both a very happy retirement.”

TWO volunteers have retired after more than 50 years’ combined service at Budleigh Salterton Hospital. […]

Trust gains national recognition for use of high-tech eRoster system to ensure safe staffing levels

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust was highly commended at a national awards ceremony for its use of a high-tech electronic system to ensure safe staffing levels. […]

Trust joins international campaign to raise awareness of lymphoedema

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has joined an international campaign to raise awareness of lymphoedema, a long-term condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissues and can occur as a result of cancer treatments. […]

Trust in line for national award for commitment to resolving complaints at earliest possible stage

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been shortlisted for a national award for its commitment to delivering excellent patient experience. […]

Trust supports ground-breaking new national service that empowers public to take part in vital dementia research

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is supporting a new nationwide online and telephone service that helps people in the South West of England to take part in dementia research studies. […]

Trust supports people with mental health issues to quit smoking

SUE Moger (left), occupational therapist at the Russell Clinic, and Sarah Leggatt, stop smoking assistant practitioner for Health Promotion Devon, have been working together on the project.

ON Wednesday 11 March, the British Heart Foundation’s No Smoking Day returns for its 32nd year. […]

Have your say on how Trust can further improve quality of patient care

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THE public are being encouraged to have their say on how the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust can further improve the quality of care it […]

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust ranked fourth best in England in latest survey of NHS staff

Dr Alison Diamond, Chief Executive

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been ranked the fourth best Trust in the country by its own staff, according to the latest nationwide survey. […]

Fire service to attend wellbeing drop-in session in Moretonhampstead

WELCOMING people to the next wellbeing drop-in session in Moretonhampstead are (back row, from left) Hilary Taylor (lead occupational therapist), Emily Woodgate (physiotherapist), Jenny Berg (occupational therapist) and Teresa Sanderson (community nurse); and (front) Michele Baxendale-Nichols (community nurse manager) and Nigel Biernacki (community matron).

DEVON and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service will have a stand at the next wellbeing drop-in session at Moretonhampstead Hospital on Thursday 12 March (10am to 1pm). […]

Trust welcomes new non-executive director and confirms two reappointments

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Robert Down as a non-executive director. […]

Community involvement making the difference to recruiting nurses in Axminster

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153 prospective employees have attended two recruitment days at Axminster and Seaton hospitals in February as work continues to re-open the inpatient beds at Axminster community hospital. […]

Richard wins award for work to improve care for children with diabetes in North Devon

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A SPECIALIST nurse at North Devon District Hospital has won an award for his dedication to enhancing care for children and young people with diabetes. […]

Trust joins international campaign to raise awareness of lymphoedema

The North Devon lymphoedema team are (from left) Laura Beer (clerical officer), Hayley Moore (lymphoedema clinical nurse specialist) and Georgina Martin (lymphoedema specialist practitioner).

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is joining an international campaign to raise awareness of lymphoedema, a long-term condition that causes swelling in the body’s tissues and can occur as a result of cancer treatments. […]

Hydrotherapy pool at NDDH reopens after £25,000 upgrade

The hydrotherapy pool at North Devon District Hospital has reopened following a £25,000 refurbishment. […]

Trust appoints Darryn Allcorn as director of workforce and development

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to announce the permanent appointment of Darryn Allcorn as director of workforce and development. […]

Trust wins national award for success of online learning system for staff

REPRESENTATIVES from the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Kallidus celebrate their victory at the E-Learning Awards in London, alongside event host Angela Lamont (left).

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has beaten off competition from Sony Europe, Tesco Bank and Jurys Inn to win a national award for the success of its online learning management system (LMS) for staff. […]

Free NHS stop smoking and health trainer clinics open in Torrington

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LOCAL people can now take advantage of free NHS clinics in Torrington designed to help you stop smoking or improve your health and wellbeing in other ways. […]

Trust staff receive Excellence in Leadership Award

PICTURED at the awards ceremony in Exeter are (back row, from left) Jessica Guy, Jennifer Lobb, Sarah Jelf, Karen Jones, Nicola Brewer and Pauline Geen (non-executive director); and (front) Jenna Phillips, Stephanie Thompson (tutor) and Nick McGuirk. Also achieving the award were Lisa Pegg, Michael Redshaw and Freya Wright.

TEN members of staff from the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust have received an Excellence in Leadership Award. […]

Next wellbeing drop-in session in Moretonhampstead moved to March

WELCOMING people to the next wellbeing drop-in session in Moretonhampstead are (back row, from left) Hilary Taylor (lead occupational therapist), Emily Woodgate (physiotherapist), Jenny Berg (occupational therapist) and Teresa Sanderson (community nurse); and (front) Michele Baxendale-Nichols (community nurse manager) and Nigel Biernacki (community matron).

THE next wellbeing drop-in session at Moretonhampstead Hospital – scheduled to take place on Tuesday 24 February – has been moved to Thursday 12 March. […]

Clinical research in North Devon boosted by arrival of extra-cold freezers at NDDH

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MORE clinical research studies are set to be undertaken at North Devon District Hospital thanks to the arrival of two new extra-cold freezers. […]

Government funding approved for smarter working in our hospitals

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This week, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has received the approval for Government funding to implement a new electronic health record (EHR) which is fit for the future. […]

Trust holds education event to share best practice among North Devon care homes

SOME of the Trust’s North Devon care homes team are pictured at the event with presenters and managers of independent providers. They are (from left) Rebecca Young (nurse educator in Barnstaple), Bridget Tait (nurse educator in Torridge), Jonathan Plumb (senior health protection practitioner for Public Health England), Sarah Winfield-Davies (safeguarding adult nurse and nurse educator), Mel Hucker (lead nurse for tissue viability), Rae Vanstone (manager of Kenwith Castle Care Home in Abbotsham), Tess Mamaril (assistant manager of Silver Threads Care Home in Instow) and Lucy Bone (occupational therapist educator).

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust held its first ever Care Home Education Forum at the Civic Centre in Barnstaple. […]

Trust pledges support for ‘Hello My Name Is…’ campaign

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is supporting a national campaign to encourage NHS staff to introduce themselves to patients. […]

Recruitment open days to be held in February at Axminster and Seaton Community Hospitals

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust and the Axminster and Seaton Community Hospital Leagues of Friends are working together to hold recruitment open days at Axminster and Seaton Community Hospitals in February. […]

Trust holds open days in Barnstaple and Tiverton as part of recruitment drive for nursing and therapy staff

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is holding two open days in March as part of a recruitment drive to enhance its nursing and therapy teams, which care for people in hospitals and at home across half the county. […]

New strength and balance classes prove a hit with patients in Moretonhampstead

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STRENGTH and balance classes have been launched at Moretonhampstead Hospital and are already proving a hit with patients. […]

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