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Please see below the press releases published by this Trust.

If you are a member of the media and cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact the Trust's communications department.

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.

Movements Matter: the film that could save your baby’s life

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is proud to support the #movementsmatter campaign, led by pregnancy problems charity, Tommy’s. The campaign challenges dangerous myths about baby […]

Trust appoints director of operations and strategy

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) has appointed Andy Ibbs as director of operations and strategy. This is a new role that combines the […]

North Devon District Hospital’s children’s ward welcomes Starlight’s panto tour

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Festive fun was found at North Devon District Hospital last Friday (2 December), thanks to the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s pop-up pantomime. Four professional actors […]

Bishop Sarah Mullally praises ‘fantastic work’ of Trust staff

Pictured (left to right): Tim Douglas-Riley (non-executive director), Emma Thoms (Seamoor Unit and acute oncology service manager), Bishop Sarah, Mel Burrows (healthcare assistant), Robert Down (non-executive director).

The Right Reverend Sarah Mullally, the Bishop of Crediton, praised the work of staff during a visit to North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) last week. […]

Glaucoma support group extends invitation to meeting

Patients, relatives, friends and carers of those with glaucoma are invited to attend the next meeting of the North Devon Glaucoma Support Group. The North […]

Trust gains national recognition for high performance

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) has been recognised for its high performance at a national NHS event. At the NHS Providers Conference held in […]

Trust launches advent calendar that celebrates staff and volunteers

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is counting down to Christmas by launching our first staff advent calendar. The calendar is available online at www.northdevonhealth.nhs.uk/advent-calendar […]

Trust shortlisted for hospital building award

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been shortlisted for the Health Business Awards 2016. The Seamoor Unit is a finalist in the Hospital Building Award […]

Trust to exhibit Devon Cares at conference highlighting innovative projects

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A service established by Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been chosen to exhibit at a national conference that celebrates high-quality, patient-focused care. Devon Cares […]

Trust’s stroke team launches first app review website for stroke patients in the UK

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s stroke therapy team has launched a website to help patients find the best apps to aid in rehab and recovery […]

Public roadshows are your opportunity to find out about Your Future Care consultation

Events are being held across Devon to give people the opportunity to find out about proposals to change and improve the way care for the […]

Trust nurse meets HRH the Prince of Wales

Trust nurse meets HRH the Prince of Wales

A nurse from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has met with HRH the Prince of Wales before representing the Trust at the Nursing Times Awards. […]

Register now to have your say on Your Future Care – new dates added

(A press release from New Devon CCG, originally published on 21 October 2016) Anybody who wishes to be involved in deciding where community hospital beds […]

Trust and CCG shortlisted for national award

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A project team from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group has been shortlisted for a prestigious […]

Trust launches Devon Excellence Centre

Trust launches Devon Excellence Centre

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) is to host the Devon Excellence Centre, which aims to improve the quality of training for support staff in […]

Proposal to co-locate stroke services at North Devon District Hospital

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is proposing to co-locate its acute and rehabilitation stroke services at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH), to deliver better care […]

Trust wins award for health and safety excellence in construction

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s facilities team has been named Client of the Year at a recent national awards ceremony. The Trust was named Client […]

Trust’s care homes team wins first prize at the Queen’s Nursing Institute Conference

First prize at the Queen’s Nursing Institute Conference

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s care homes team took first prize for the best poster presentation at the annual Queen’s Nursing Institute Conference. The winning […]

Wider Devon Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) latest submission released

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Message from Angela Pedder, lead chief executive of Your Future Care (Success Regime) and Sustainability and Transformation Plan I am pleased to share with you […]

Open letter from Dr Alison Diamond

Over the last few weeks I have seen an outpouring of support for the services we deliver at North Devon District Hospital and I have […]

Trust wins national award for responding to workforce challenge

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been recognised for successfully addressing the national NHS workforce challenge. The Trust won the Responding to the Carter Challenge […]

Trust receives Silver Employer Recognition Award for supporting armed forces community

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has received a Silver Employer Recognition Award for demonstrating a commitment to supporting the armed forces community through demonstrating their […]

Trust to hold recruitment open day for nurses

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is holding an open day on Friday 4 November as part of a campaign to recruit more nurses. The […]

Trust asks patients to ‘Tell Us About Your Medicines’

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s pharmacy and medicines management teams are asking patients to ‘Tell Us About Your Medicines’. Trust staff are always working to […]

New Project SEARCH students start at the Trust

Some of the 2016 Project SEARCH intake outside their training workshop, from L-R - Danielle Young, Ashley Headon, Claire Smith, Jake Alexander, George Copp, Mathew Ettery and Harry Featherstone

This week, we welcomed a new intake of nine Project SEARCH students to Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT). This is the fourth year of […]

Baby Loss Remembrance Service in North Devon, Sunday 30 October 2016

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North Devon’s annual Baby Loss Remembrance Service will be held this year, on Sunday 30 October 2016 at St Paul’s Church, Barnstaple starting at 3pm. […]

Bake-Off comes to Exeter Community Hospital!

Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cynthia Thompson, Zoe Harris, NDHT priority services manager and bake-off winner Gemma Bulled, NDHT therapy administrator

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) staff in the Poltimore Building at Exeter Community Hospital held a bake-off, cake sale and raffle for staff yesterday, […]

Trust sees marked reduction in the number of patient falls

Claudio Carrotta (staff nurse) and Alice Pittem (staff nurse) demonstrating the handover system used on Victoria ward at North Devon District Hospital to ensure that high risk patients are always observed.

Latest Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) figures show a marked reduction in the number of patient falls. The number of patient falls across the […]

Trust staff raise awareness of sexually transmitted infections

Sexual Health Week, (12–18 September 2016)

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) staff will be raising awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) during Sexual Health Week, (12–18 September 2016). NDHT staff […]

Trust promotes good hand hygiene

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Staff from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) have recently raised awareness of the importance of hand hygiene at various events, including being involved in […]

Trust staff support Organ Donation Week

Trust staff at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) have been pledging their support for the Yes I Donate campaign, which is taking place for Organ Donor week. The week started on Monday 5 September and continues until Sunday 11 September.

Staff from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) have joined a national campaign to encourage people to join the NHS Organ Donor Register. Organ Donation […]

Falls Awareness Day at Axminster Hospital

Falls Awareness Day at Axminster Hospital - 15 September

Members of the public are being invited to a special event which will highlight and address the risks of a person having a fall. The […]

Help improve the quality of care for people who have confusion or memory problems at North Devon District Hospital and be in with the chance of winning a prize

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Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) wants to find out what carers, family and staff think of the care offered at North Devon District Hospital […]

Public invited to Trust AGM on 6 September

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The public and all members of staff are invited to Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s annual general meeting on Tuesday 6 September. At the meeting, […]

Trust holds successful research and development symposium

Shown pictured are the award winners and some of the other symposium attendees, along with teenager Ryan Fry who was presented with a framed copy of the comic strip of his drug trial experience.

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) recently held its second annual symposium to highlight research and development successes across the Trust. People from all over […]

Trust wins construction award

From L-R: Sarah Elver (Gates Partnership), Ian Coote (David Wilson Partnership), Richard Hallt (Morgan Sindall), Marsh Pullen (Morgan Sindall), Patrick Newton (Morgan Sindall), Rae Reynolds (NDHT), David Wilson (David Wilson Partnership) and Phil Humphrey (NDHT).

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s new chemotherapy unit has taken first prize in the 2016 Michelmores Property Awards. The Seamoor Unit opened its doors in […]

Trust takes part in military challenge

Shown pictured is the team from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust taking part in the South West NHS Military Challenge.

Staff from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) recently took part in the South West NHS Military Challenge, organised by army reserves from 243 Field […]

Cupcake day raises money towards hospital dementia garden

Cupcake day raises money towards hospital dementia garden

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) staff on Budlake Ward at Exeter Community Hospital recently held a cupcake day tea party for patients and visitors, […]

Steve Boden chosen as an Ambassador for Over and Above

Steve Boden chosen as an Ambassador for Over and Above

Over and Above is pleased to announce that Steve Boden, Managing Director of Boden Group is to become an official Ambassador for the charity following the incredible support that he has shown over the past year. […]

Trust team raises £500 for memory cafes

Cheque presentation taken at the memory café in Barnstaple, which meets on the first Friday of the month between 10:00am and 12:00pm. 

Left – Right: Pauline Page, organiser (Torrington memory cafe), Meloney Gravett, nurse educator (NDHT care homes team), Becky Young, nurse educator (NDHT care homes team), Bridget Tait, nurse educator (NDHT care homes team), Ann McKiernan, organiser (Barnstaple and South Molton memory cafe), Tracey Morrish, team lead (NDHT care homes team) and Jan Hearnden, nurse educator (NDHT care homes team) along with Barnstaple memory café attendees.

A team from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) has raised £500 for Barnstaple, South Molton and Great Torrington memory cafes. The Trust’s North Devon […]

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