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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.

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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 […]

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. […]

Trust recognised for commitment to armed forces

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The Trust has been recognised nationally for its commitment to the armed forces. […]

Plans for Parkinson’s support group following success of event at Axminster Hospital

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THERE are plans to set up a Parkinson’s support group in the Axminster and Seaton area following the success of an awareness event. […]

RD&E public consultation on location of thoracic surgical services

THE Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) is carrying out a public consultation on the future location of thoracic surgical services. […]

Charity that helps families of young NDDH patients passes £150,000 fundraising mark

Charity that helps families of young NDDH patients passes £150,000 fundraising mark

A CHARITY that supports families of young patients under the care of North Devon District Hospital has reached a milestone by passing the £150,000 fundraising mark. […]

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust announced as the next Employer Partner for NSA Health’s network of Excellence Centres

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THE National Skills Academy for Health (NSA Health) is delighted to announce that Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust will lead the development of its new Devon Excellence Centre to improve the quality and accessibility of training for England’s healthcare support workforce. […]

Parkinson’s Day in Torrington attracts around 140 people and is ‘a real success’

AROUND 140 people attended a Parkinson’s Day at Torrington Hospital Health and Wellbeing Hub. […]

Success of Care Academy in Barnstaple highlighted in House of Commons

STUDENTS from the Medics Academy, which is part of the Care Academy, are pictured with medical and other staff at North Devon District Hospital.

THE success of an innovative partnership in Barnstaple that enables students at Petroc to undertake a six-month work placement at North Devon District Hospital was highlighted in the House of Commons on Tuesday. […]

Charlotte secures dream job in finance department at NDDH

Charlotte secures dream job in finance department at NDDH

A GRADUATE of an award-winning scheme that enables young people with learning disabilities to gain work experience in the NHS has secured her dream job in the finance department at North Devon District Hospital. […]

Devon antibiotics campaign shortlisted for national award

Antibiotic awareness campaign receives national award for its community focus

A DEVON public health campaign that helps parents care for their children when they have minor illnesses like common coughs and colds, without the unnecessary use of antibiotics, has been shortlisted for a national award. […]

Open letter about media coverage regarding NDDH services

There has been a lot of TV, radio and newspaper coverage over the past 48 hours about the future of key NHS services in North Devon. […]

Success Regime statement about services at North Devon District Hospital

A spokesman for the NHS in Northern, Eastern and Western Devon said: “The Success Regime Case for Change was published in February and set out […]

Information for patients: BMA industrial action on 26 and 27 April 2016

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced plans for further industrial action between 8am and 5pm on Tuesday 26 April and Wednesday 27 April. […]

Trust to become first to enter home care market

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is set to become the first NHS trust to enter the home care market. […]

NDDH day surgery staff prepare for London Marathon

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Three staff members who work in the day surgery unit at North Devon District Hospital are preparing to take part in the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 24 April. […]

New cohort of students start Care Academy experience at NDDH

New cohort of students start Care Academy experience at NDDH

A NEW cohort of students started a 10-week rotational placement with the Petroc Care Academy at North Devon District Hospital this week. […]

Seamoor Unit celebrates first birthday

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The new chemotherapy and day treatment centre at North Devon District Hospital has celebrated a busy first year and its first birthday. Since it opened […]

Community matron Louise receives QNI long service award

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Louise Crackle, the NHS community matron in Bideford, has received a long service award from The Queen’s Nursing Institute (QNI). […]

New iPads offer communication support for Seaton patients

Patient Nicola Hulland is pictured with Sue Renyard, community speech and language therapist, and one of the iPads.

Patients in Seaton with communication and swallowing difficulties are benefitting from the use of two iPads with a variety of specialised apps. […]

Trust board endorses Case for Change

The Trust board unanimously agreed to endorse the Case for Change at its meeting on Tuesday 5 April. […]

Parkinson’s Conference in Braunton (Monday 25 April)

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Do you work in health and care with patients with Parkinson’s? […]

Information for patients: BMA industrial action between 6 and 8 April 2016

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced it will take further industrial action between 8am on Wednesday 6 April and 8am on Friday 8 Apr […]

Plans for Parkinson’s Day take shape

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Plans for a Parkinson’s Day in Torrington this month are taking shape. […]

Event in Axminster to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and offer advice to those affected

Event in Axminster to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and offer advice to those affected

A PARKINSON’S Awareness Day will be held in Axminster next month to increase understanding of the condition and provide a wide range of information and advice for patients, families and carers. […]

Senior nurse Di prepares for Snowdon Midnight Challenge

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One of East Devon’s most senior nurses is preparing to climb Mount Snowdon at night to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Society. […]

Exeter matron Cathy retires after 40 years in the NHS

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A nurse for the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is retiring after 40 years of caring for the community in and around Exeter. […]

Trust aims to recruit more nurses at open day in Honiton

Trust aims to recruit more nurses at open day in Honiton

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is holding an open day in Honiton as part of a campaign to recruit more nurses. The Trust is […]

Hospital patients try different foods during Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016

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Patients at North Devon District Hospital and community hospitals were given an opportunity to try different foods as part of Nutrition and Hydration Week 2016. […]

Trust recognised for work with apprentices

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has won a regional award for its work with apprentices. […]

Trust joins campaign to enable carers to stay with dementia patients in hospital

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has joined a national campaign which supports the rights of carers to stay with patients with dementia in hospital. […]

Trust wins two more awards for work to train and educate staff at care homes in Northern Devon

Trust wins two more awards for work to train and educate staff at care homes in Northern Devon

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has added to the growing list of awards it has won for its innovative work to train, educate and support staff at local care homes. […]

Recruitment open day at NDDH is a success

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A TOTAL of 37 people attended a recruitment open day at North Devon District Hospital on Monday 14 March. […]

No Smoking Day 2016: Smokers urged to take first step towards quitting for good today

No Smoking Day 2016: Smokers urged to take first step towards quitting for good today

NO Smoking Day 2016 takes place today (Wednesday 9 March) – and local people are being urged to take their first step towards giving up […]

Information for patients: BMA industrial action in March and April 2016

The British Medical Association (BMA) has announced further industrial action on the following three occasions, when junior doctors will offer emergency care only: […]

Photographers invited to enter Ladywell Unit artwork competition

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A LOCAL charity has teamed up with North Devon District Hospital to appeal for photographers to help bring a little more coastal cheer to the maternity and children’s ward. […]

Medstor completes project to refurbish theatre storage areas at NDDH

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Medstor, which specialises in medical storage solutions, has completed a major project at North Devon District Hospital, refurbishing the anaesthetic rooms, prep rooms and surrounding storage areas of seven operating theatres. […]

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust ranked best NHS Trust in country for staff satisfaction

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust ranked best NHS Trust in country for staff satisfaction

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust ranks better than similar Trusts in nearly three quarters of all indicators, according to a national survey of staff published today. […]

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