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Christmas Fair raises nearly £450 for dementia centres at Axminster Hospital

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AROUND 100 people attended a Christmas Fair at Axminster Hospital, which raised nearly £450 towards equipment for the Conybeare and Willow centres for older people with dementia and memory problems. […]

NHS in Devon issues reminder about norovirus

WITH winter upon us, the NHS in Devon is appealing to visitors to the county’s hospitals to stay away if they have symptoms of norovirus – diarrhoea and vomiting. […]

First wellbeing drop-in session at Moretonhampstead Hospital is a success

WELCOMING people to Moretonhampstead Hospital 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).

ORGANISERS say the first wellbeing drop-in session at Moretonhampstead Hospital was “very successful”. The session gave the public an opportunity to meet the local NHS […]

Completion of £1.25million Sidmouth Hospital revamp is marked by donation of special cake

MARK and Maria Coton (centre) present the 10th anniversary cake to Martina Harrison and Graham Vincent.

Construction consultants Haldons Limited celebrated the completion of the newly-refurbished Sidmouth Hospital by presenting the staff and chairman of the Comforts Fund with a special cake marking the firm’s 10th anniversary. […]

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. […]

Trust organises additional consultation meetings in Axminster and Seaton

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has organised additional consultation meetings so local people can have a say on whether it should temporarily transfer inpatient services at Axminster to Seaton. […]

Christmas Fair to raise money for dementia centres at Axminster Hospital

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Local people are being invited to a Christmas Fair at Axminster Hospital on Saturday 13 December. […]

Trust launches public consultation on proposal to temporarily transfer inpatient services from Axminster to Seaton

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has halted its decision to temporarily move inpatient services at Axminster to Seaton and has today launched a four-week public consultation over whether the transfer should take place. […]

Maddie makes donation to Honiton Hospital in memory of husband

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LOCAL woman Maddie Nicholas has made a donation to Honiton Hospital in memory of her husband, Roger. […]

NDDH staff take VIP trip to honour 20 years service

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The Sodexo team based at North Devon District Hospital enjoyed a VIP trip to London in recognition of over 20 years service with Sodexo, the world’s largest services provider. […]

Public invited to wellbeing drop-in sessions at Moretonhampstead Hospital following success of open day

WELCOMING people to Moretonhampstead Hospital 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).

PEOPLE who live in or near Moretonhampstead are being invited to the first of a series of wellbeing drop-in sessions at the town’s hospital. The […]

Community nurses Sarah and Jane earn title of Queen’s Nurse

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CELEBRATING their new title of Queen’s Nurse at the awards ceremony in London are (from left) Sarah Garnsworthy and Jane Watson. Photo: Kate Stanworth. TWO […]

Antibiotic awareness day – do your bit

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust are joining forces with local healthcare providers this week supporting European Antibiotic Awareness Day (18 November). […]

Ottery St Mary MIU is temporarily closed due to staffing difficulties

Due to staffing difficulties, the minor injury unit (MIU) at Ottery St Mary Hospital has been temporarily closed until further notice. In the interim local […]

Temporary reduction in opening hours of Ilfracombe MIU

The opening hours of the minor injury unit (MIU) at Tyrrell Hospital in Ilfracombe are to be temporarily reduced, with effect from Sunday 16 November […]

Male patients benefit from opening of new ward at NDDH

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MALE patients recovering from surgery at North Devon District Hospital can enjoy enhanced facilities and a better all-round environment following the opening of a new […]

See what services could be provided at Moretonhamptead’s new health and social care hub

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LOCAL people are being invited to a Wellbeing Open Day in Moretonhampstead to see what services could be provided at the town’s new health and social care hub. […]

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

PICTURED are some of the Trust’s midwifery team, who will be a part of the maternity open day. They are (back row, from left) Jodie Vickers, Kate Curnow, team leader Helen Flanagan, Natasha Boorman and Maria Drury; and (front) Amy Upton, Suzanne Pentney-Tighe, Patsy Takken and Debbie Thorne.

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

Fraud and security in the spotlight at anti-crime roadshow at NDDH

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THE public can find out more about fraud and security at an anti-crime roadshow at North Devon District Hospital. […]

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust appoints new medical director

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr George Thomson as its new medical director. […]

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust appoints new director of operations

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The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Rob Sainsbury as its new director of operations. […]

Baby Loss Remembrance Service to take place in Barnstaple on 2 November

NORTH Devon’s annual Baby Loss Remembrance Service will be held at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church in Barnstaple on Sunday 2 November (3pm). […]

Drop-in sessions at Axminster Hospital

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The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust provides community healthcare services at Axminster and Seaton community hospitals. In order to provide a more resilient and safe inpatient service, the Trust is temporarily transferring inpatient beds at Axminster to Seaton. This will create one 18-bed inpatient service for the whole area. […]

New recovery area for endoscopy patients is opened at NDDH

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PATIENTS undergoing an endoscopy at North Devon District Hospital can enjoy greater privacy and an enhanced environment thanks to the opening of a new recovery area. […]

Safer staffing in Axminster and Seaton: Ensuring we deliver safe, high-quality care to our patients

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has announced today that it is to temporarily transfer inpatient services at Axminster to Seaton over winter. […]

Over 170 smokers sign up to quit at Stoptober roadshow in Exeter

DENISE Veen, specialist stop smoking adviser for Health Promotion Devon, is pictured with the Comedy Fitness Brothers at the Stoptober event in Exeter.

MORE than 170 smokers pledged to quit the habit when the national Stoptober roadshow visited Exeter. […]

Drop-in sessions at Crediton Hospital

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust provides Community Health and Social Care Services in and around Crediton. We are running a series of drop-in sessions for members of the public to attend and ask questions about the upcoming temporary changes at the Crediton Hospital. […]

Stoptober’s Exeter roadshow encourages smokers to swap fags for gags

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ENTERTAINMENT act The Comedy Fitness Brothers will be part of the nationwide Stoptober roadshow in Exeter on Friday 10 October (10.30am to 4.30pm), to mark the return of the nation’s biggest mass quit smoking attempt. […]

Physiotherapist to talk about success of Trust service at national conference

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A MEMBER of the award-winning stroke therapy team from the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is to give a presentation about the success of the service at a national conference this weekend. […]

Special care baby unit at NDDH boosted by donation from golfers at Portmore

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GOLFERS at Portmore, near Barnstaple, have raised £1,000 for the special care baby unit (SCBU) at North Devon District Hospital. […]

Trust to centralise community stroke rehabilitation services in Ottery St Mary

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) has today announced plans to centralise community stroke services in Ottery St Mary Hospital from November 2014. […]

Trust stroke therapy specialists to speak at national event

TWO stroke therapy specialists from the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust will be guest speakers at a national event on Thursday 9 October. Emma Cork, […]

Public to play lead role in naming of North Devon’s new chemotherapy unit

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THE public will play a lead role in the naming of North Devon’s £2.2million chemotherapy and day treatment unit. With building work on track for […]

North Devon diabetes nurses raise awareness of hypoglycaemia

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Hypo Awareness Week 2014, supported by Diabetes UK, takes place from 29 September to 5 October. […]

Trust continues to engage with Ilfracombe community over temporary closure of inpatient service

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust continues to engage with the Ilfracombe community over its decision to temporarily close inpatient services at Tyrrell Hospital from 1 November 2014. […]

Trust and Devon County Council urge smokers to try to quit for Stoptober

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Devon County Council are urging smokers to try to give up the habit by taking on the national Stoptober challenge. […]

Trust scoops national award for outstanding efficiency and improvement in developing community services

PICTURED at the ceremony in London are (from left) Hal Cruttenden (comedian), Kerry Burton (Care Closer to Home commissioning lead for the Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group), Debbie Groves (assistant practitioner), Emma Cork (stroke therapy team lead) and an awards presenter.

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has won a national award for outstanding efficiency and improvement in developing community services. […]

Do you live with a long-term health condition?

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Healthwatch Devon want to hear from people living with long-term conditions to find out what they really think about the support they get from local health services in Devon. […]

Local farmer urges smokers to go smokefree this Stoptober after quitting with the Devon Stop Smoking Service

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Smokers across the South West are being encouraged to take the Stoptober Challenge and quit smoking for 28 days this October. […]

Trust proud of services following CQC inspection and takes necessary actions to address small number of issues

Vast majority of services were rated as good and several areas were commended as showing outstanding practice […]

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