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New clinics and services launching at Crediton Hospital

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New clinics and services promised by the NHS have recently been introduced at Crediton Hospital as part of its development into a health and social care hub. […]

NHS organisations in Devon working together to implement Monitor findings for the benefit of patients

The approach of the CCG covering most of Devon has been endorsed by a national health regulator following an investigation into the organisation’s procurement process […]

HRH The Earl of Wessex to officially open North Devon’s new chemotherapy unit

HRH The Earl of Wessex to officially open North Devon’s new chemotherapy unit

HRH The Earl of Wessex is to officially open North Devon’s new chemotherapy and day treatment unit, the Royal Household has confirmed. […]

Delivering safe and effective care within the budget: Trust announces options for future location of community beds in Northern Devon

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has announced the options for its public consultation on the future location of community beds in Northern Devon. […]

Trust to launch new medical day treatment service at Moretonhampstead Hospital

A new medical day treatment service is to be launched at Moretonhampstead Hospital next month. […]

Delivering safe and effective care within the budget: Stakeholder review group agrees criteria that will inform decisions on future location of community hospital beds in Northern Devon

A STAKEHOLDER review group has held the first of two meetings as part of the process to develop options for the future location of community hospital beds in Northern Devon. […]

Trust shortlisted five times for national HSJ awards for work to improve value and efficiency in NHS services

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The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is hoping to follow up its win at the national HSJ Value in Healthcare Awards in 2014 with more success in the 2015 event. […]

Local people urged to have a say on future location of community hospital beds in Northern Devon

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The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is encouraging local people to attend a public meeting and have a say on where community hospital beds should […]

Trust physiotherapist joins charity mission to transform lives of patients in Kenya

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An NHS physiotherapist in Okehampton has returned from a charity mission to transform the lives of patients and improve services in rural Kenya. […]

Trust appoints new lead midwife for normal birth and inpatients

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The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has appointed Sara Wright as lead midwife for normal birth and inpatients. […]

Trust named among best places to work in the NHS

Trust named among best places to work in the NHS

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been named in a list of the best places to work in the NHS. […]

Heart FM radio interview about nursing shortages

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The national shortage of registered nurses, and the difficulties NHS Trusts face with recruitment, has been well documented in the media in recent months. […]

Bowel cancer patients invited to join new support group in North Devon

People in North Devon who have been diagnosed with or treated for bowel cancer are being invited to join a new support group. […]

Trust staff showcase local NHS services at Crediton Festival

Trust staff showcase local NHS services at Crediton Festival

Staff from the local NHS community health and social care team ran a stand at Crediton Festival. […]

Tiverton community rehabilitation team to hold balance challenge at Mid Devon Show

Trying the balance challenge ahead of the Mid Devon Show are (from left) Patsy Chidgey (rehabilitation support worker), Chris Carr (occupational therapist), Rachel Sim (rehabilitation support worker) and Kelvin Groves (community care worker).

Staff from the NHS community rehabilitation team in Tiverton will be inviting people to test their balance at the Mid Devon Show on Saturday 25 July. […]

Setback to reopening of beds at Axminster Hospital due to new staffing shortages

Setback to reopening of beds at Axminster Hospital due to new staffing shortages

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has today reluctantly announced that it cannot proceed to reopen 16 inpatient beds at Axminster Hospital at the end of July due to significant emerging staffing shortages. […]

North Devon Journal joins NDDH’s £150,000 SCBU campaign

North Devon Journal joins NDDH’s £150,000 SCBU campaign

A campaign is aiming to raise £150,000 to provide new equipment for a hospital unit which saves the lives of newborn babies. […]

Trust wins award for work to support students at Petroc

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The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has won an award for its work to support students at Petroc and aid their progression towards a career in health and social care. […]

North Devon lymphoedema team visits centre of excellence in London

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Staff from the North Devon lymphoedema service visited St George’s Hospital in London to gain ideas, experience and knowledge to benefit patients locally. […]

Starlight Storytellers Tour brings cheer to children at NDDH

Pictured with the Storytellers Tour cast at NDDH are Sarah Blackmore with Courtney (left) and Yazmin Wright (right).

Starlight Children’s Foundation brought cheer to young patients at North Devon District Hospital when its Storytellers Tour paid a visit to Caroline Thorpe Ward. […]

Trust to hold recruitment events for support staff in East Devon community hospitals

Trust to hold recruitment events for support staff in East Devon community hospitals

The Trust that runs community hospitals in East Devon is to hold two recruitment events as it looks to enhance the teams that support frontline staff to care for patients. […]

Delivering Care Closer to Home: Trust launches consultation on future of community hospital services in Northern Devon

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has launched a three-month consultation on the future configuration of community hospital services in Northern Devon. […]

Patients and staff benefit from new link corridor at Crediton Hospital

Patients and staff benefit from new link corridor at Crediton Hospital

PATIENTS and staff are making use of a new link corridor at Crediton Hospital. […]

Trust continues recruitment drive with open days in Honiton and Okehampton

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is to continue its recruitment drive by holding open days in Honiton and Okehampton later this month. The […]

Trust continues nurse recruitment drive with open day in Honiton

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is to continue its nurse recruitment drive by holding an open day in Honiton. The Trust has already […]

Monitor publishes provisional findings of investigation

MONITOR has today published provisional findings of its investigation into how the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) selected Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) as the preferred provider of community services for adults with complex needs in Eastern Devon. […]

NDDH nurse is first of her kind to become a Queen’s Nurse

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A NURSE at North Devon District Hospital has become the first of her kind in the UK to be awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse. […]

Trust event to share best practice among North Devon care homes is “very successful”

Trust event to share best practice among North Devon care homes is “very successful”

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

Trust shortlisted for second national award for work to improve safety and quality of care at North Devon care homes

Trust shortlisted for second national award for work to improve safety and quality of care at North Devon care homes

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is bidding to win a second national award for its work to improve the safety and quality of care at local care homes. […]

Honiton and Ottery St Mary hospitals mark Dementia Awareness Week

Honiton and Ottery St Mary hospitals mark Dementia Awareness Week

STAFF at Honiton and Ottery St Mary hospitals made a special effort to mark Dementia Awareness Week. […]

Opening hours of Sidmouth minor injury unit to be temporarily reduced due to staffing difficulties

DUE to staffing difficulties, the opening hours of the minor injury unit (MIU) at Sidmouth Hospital are to be temporarily reduced from Monday 1 June. […]

Trust physiotherapist to compete for Great Britain in World Dragon Boat Racing Championships

Trust physiotherapist to compete for Great Britain in World Dragon Boat Racing Championships

AN NHS physiotherapist from East Devon has been selected to compete for Great Britain in the 2015 World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Canada – just two years after taking up the sport. […]

Tim and Nick reappointed as non-executive directors on Trust board

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is pleased to confirm the reappointment to the board of Tim Douglas-Riley CBE and Nick Lewis MBE as non-executive directors. […]

NDDH bus passengers discover benefits of taking part in health research

NDDH bus passengers discover benefits of taking part in health research

Passengers on board the park and ride bus service to North Devon District Hospital discovered the benefits of taking part in health research this week. […]

Trust to launch falls clinics at Moretonhampstead Hospital

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is to run monthly falls clinics at Moretonhampstead Hospital, starting in October. […]

NHS Trust – in conjunction with Axminster League of Friends and Action Group – plans to reopen inpatient beds at Axminster Community Hospital in July 2015

Setback to reopening of beds at Axminster Hospital due to new staffing shortages

THE Joint Action Team made up of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and members of the Axminster community has announced today that, following an intensive recruitment campaign, enough nurses have been recruited to reopen 16 inpatient beds at Axminster Community Hospital. […]

Maintaining a healthy heart is focus for May wellbeing drop-in session in Moretonhampstead

Maintaining a healthy heart is focus for May wellbeing drop-in session in Moretonhampstead

MAINTAINING a healthy heart and recovery after heart surgery will be the theme for the wellbeing drop-in session at Moretonhampstead Hospital on Thursday 21 May (10am to 1pm). […]

Trust continues nurse recruitment drive with open day in Okehampton

Trust continues nurse recruitment drive with open day in Okehampton

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is to continue its recruitment drive by holding an open day in Okehampton. The Trust has already held […]

International Clinic Trials Day

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Trust and two of its apprentices enjoy success in regional awards

DARRYN Allcorn, director of workforce and development, Tracey Gillard (second right), clinical development facilitator, and Gail Richards (right), engaging the young workforce lead, collect the Trust’s award from Fiona Parsons, apprenticeship lead at South West Water.

DARRYN Allcorn, director of workforce and development, Tracey Gillard (second right), clinical development facilitator, and Gail Richards (right), engaging the young workforce lead, collect the […]

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