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Please see below the press releases published by this Trust.

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Devon NHS publishes ‘Case for Change’

Today sees the publication of a Case for Change document that sets out the key issues and challenges facing the NHS in Northern, Eastern and […]

Trust aims to recruit more nurses at two open days

Recruitment Open Day - 14 March

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is holding two open days in the spring as part of a campaign to recruit more nurses. The Trust […]

Agencies raise awareness of the Mental Capacity Act

Agencies raise awareness of the Mental Capacity Act

Care agencies (including Northern Devon Healthcare Trust) are raising awareness of the Mental Capacity Act, following concerns highlighted by a House of Lords select committee that too few people are aware of it or understand it. […]

Information for patients: Planned industrial action by junior doctors on 10 February

Advice for patients Where we are rescheduling some non-urgent appointments and operations, all patients are being contacted directly by the service. Should you have enquiries […]

New mobile app advises Devon parents on common childhood illnesses

New mobile app advises Devon parents on common childhood illnesses

NHS organisations in Devon have launched a new mobile app which will give parents up-to-date advice about common childhood illnesses and how to treat them. […]

Trust welcomes two new faces to boardroom

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of two new board members. […]

NHS England to ask military veterans how to improve mental health services

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NHS England is today asking armed forces veterans to share their experience of mental health services and help improve future care across the country. […]

Temporary changes to ENT services at NDDH from February 2016

THERE will be temporary but significant changes to the provision of ear, nose and throat (ENT) services in North Devon from February 2016. From February […]

Open day offers opportunity to see new simulation training suite at NDDH

Open day offers opportunity to see new simulation training suite at NDDH

NORTH Devon District Hospital is holding an open day next week to show off its new simulation training suite. […]

Event in Torrington to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and local support

Event in Torrington to raise awareness of Parkinson’s and local support

A PARKINSON’S Day will be held in Torrington in April to raise awareness of the condition and showcase the wide range of support available locally […]

Cinderella characters bring smiles to young patients at NDDH

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FOUR Cinderella characters visited North Devon District Hospital to bring some festive cheer to young patients. […]

Information for patients: Planned industrial action by junior doctors on 12 and 13 January

As widely reported in the media, junior doctors nationally are due to take industrial action on three separate occasions in January and February 2016. […]

Trust holds third Perfect Week initiative with aim of improving flow of patients at NDDH

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is holding its third Perfect Week initiative from Monday 4 January to Sunday 10 January. […]

NHS home-visiting pharmacy service in Exeter is showcased at national event

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AN innovative NHS service in Exeter which visits patients in their own homes to give advice and support around medication has been showcased at a top industry event at the ICC in Birmingham. […]

Trust matron from Exeter earns title of Queen’s Nurse

Trust matron from Exeter earns title of Queen’s Nurse

AN NHS community matron from Exeter has been awarded the title of Queen’s Nurse. […]

Trust nurse is face of educational videos about bladder and bowel care

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has helped to produce a series of educational videos about bladder and bowel care for children and young people. […]

Starlight pantomime brings Christmas cheer to young patients at NDDH

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POORLY children at North Devon District Hospital were given a dose of fun and laughter for Christmas thanks to a pantomime performance of Aladdin. […]

NDDH dementia ward shortlisted for building excellence awards

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A FLAGSHIP dementia ward at North Devon District Hospital was shortlisted three times for the South West LABC Building Excellence Awards. […]

Trust holds first joint study day for lymphoedema and other services

Trust holds first joint study day for lymphoedema and other services

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust held its first ever joint study day for lymphoedema and tissue viability services and Barnstaple Leg Club. […]

North Devon nurse trained by top lymphoedema specialists in Wales

North Devon nurse trained by top lymphoedema specialists in Wales

A NORTH Devon nurse has successfully undertaken three months of training with two award-winning lymphoedema specialists in Wales. […]

NDDH chapel garden given a makeover thanks to friends’ donation

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THE courtyard garden next to the chapel at North Devon District Hospital has been given a makeover thanks to a generous donation in memory of a former patient. […]

NDDH ward managers meet leading officials at RCN event

NDDH ward managers Carly Huish (left) and Vicki Fillingham are pictured with Dr Peter Carter OBE.

TWO ward managers at North Devon District Hospital met leading officials from the Royal College of Nursing (RCN) at a major event in Bournemouth. […]

Children with rare foot condition enjoy Christmas party at NDDH

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CHILDREN born with talipes, a rare condition that affects one or both feet, were given a Christmas boost with a party at North Devon District Hospital. […]

Smokers in Tiverton encouraged to join six-week quit club in the New Year

Smokers in Tiverton encouraged to join six-week quit club in the New Year

SMOKERS in Tiverton who are thinking about giving up the habit in the New Year are being offered a helping hand with the opening of an NHS-led quit club. […]

Trust wins national award for enhancing care and support for breast cancer patients

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THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has won a national award for its work to enhance the care and support it provides to breast cancer patients. […]

Restrictions to access and parking at Exmouth Community Hospital due to essential work

ACCESS to and from Exmouth Community Hospital will be restricted for several days from Monday 11 January due to essential work to replace a main gas pipe. […]

Alison retires after nearly 35 years as library manager at NDDH

Alison retires after nearly 35 years as library manager at NDDH

ALISON Housley has retired after nearly 35 years working as library manager at North Devon District Hospital. […]

Patients celebrate Christmas with special event at Exeter Community Hospital

Patients celebrate Christmas with special event at Exeter Community Hospital

Patients at Exeter Community Hospital in Whipton were treated to a Christmas lights switch-on, carol singing, mince pies and a visit from Santa Claus and two snowmen fresh from the North Pole at a special event yesterday (Thursday). […]

Patients benefit from refurbished ward at NDDH

Patients benefit from refurbished ward at NDDH

Patients recovering from surgery at North Devon District Hospital can enjoy enhanced facilities and a better all-round environment following the refurbishment of King George V (KGV) Ward. […]

Shirley retires after 50 years as a nurse in the NHS

Shirley retires after 50 years as a nurse in the NHS

A NORTH Devon nurse has retired after 50 years in the NHS. […]

Nurse who helped to develop North Devon chemotherapy service retires

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A NURSE who helped to develop the chemotherapy service at North Devon District Hospital has retired. […]

Hospital staff pullover for a jolly jumper day for Special Care Baby Unit

Hospital staff pullover for a jolly jumper day for Special Care Baby Unit

Hundreds of hospital staff swapped their day wear and took part in the Hospital charity Christmas Jumper Day. Staff, colleagues, patients and visitors took part […]

CCG decision on contract for community services in Eastern Devon

The Governing Body of NEW Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have announced that they intend to proceed to award the contract for Eastern community services to the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E). […]

Industrial action suspended

Last night the BMA announced that the planned industrial action due to be taken by junior doctors today has been suspended after an agreement was reached to re-enter negotiations. […]

Trust to keep impact on services minimal throughout industrial action

The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has robust plans in place to ensure that, on the days of the proposed strike action by junior doctors (1, 8 and 16 December 2015), the North Devon District Hospital will continue to provide full 24/7 emergency and urgent inpatient services. […]

Trust helps raise awareness for National HIV Testing Week

THE Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) is joining in the national campaign to raise awareness during National HIV Testing Week, which begins on Saturday 21 November in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1st December. […]

Trust supports European Antibiotic Awareness Day

Today is European Antibiotic Awareness Day and Northern Devon Healthcare Trust is raising awareness of the correct use of antibiotics. In particular, the Trust is supporting a campaign called “Listen to your Gut” which encourages parents to avoid unnecessary use of antibiotics. […]

Trust holds Think Pink event to promote work to prevent pressure ulcers

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The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust held its third Think Pink event to showcase its work to prevent patients developing pressure ulcers. […]

Aspiring medical students gain hands-on experience at NDDH

PETROC students who are keen to enter the medical profession are gaining invaluable work experience, thanks to an innovative partnership between the college and the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. […]

Raffle and cake sale at NDDH raises nearly £600 for SCBU Appeal

STAFF from the paediatric department at North Devon District Hospital held a raffle and cake sale which raised £587 for the Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU) Appeal. […]

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