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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.

Starlight’s tour brings the gift of giggles to North Devon District Hospital’s children’s ward

The children’s ward at North Devon District Hospital was filled with music and laughter on Wednesday (17 May), thanks to the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s Storytellers […]

Trust staff celebrate ‘amazing’ falls prevention work

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust staff held an event to celebrate an ‘amazing’ reduction in the number of patient falls following a series of new […]

Care homes team shares pressure ulcer best practice with North Devon care providers

The care homes team at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust recently held a study day to share best practice in preventing pressure ulcers with independent […]

‘Amazing’ nurses and midwives of North Devon gather to celebrate innovation

An event celebrating the work of nurses and midwives at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust was held this week to mark the anniversary of the […]

NDDH to host Death Café

A Death Café is being held at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week in May. Death Cafés are events […]

ChemoHero Lisa is a finalist in Good Morning Britain awards

Lisa Wallis, founder of charity ChemoHero, has been shortlisted in Good Morning Britain’s Health Star Awards for her work helping cancer patients in North Devon. […]

Trust nurse awarded prestigious travel fellowship

A nurse from Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been awarded a prestigious fellowship that will allow her to travel abroad to learn about new […]

Temporary closure of inpatient beds in Holsworthy Hospital – next steps

The Trust has today outlined the next steps following the temporary closure of the inpatient beds at Holsworthy Hospital. The beds closed temporarily on 31 […]

NDDH welcomes cancer survivor and entourage of supercars

An impressive collection of supercars visited North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) on Monday 3 April as part of a drive to raise awareness of bowel […]

Trust joins global celebration of nutrition and hydration

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust joined the global celebrations of Nutrition and Hydration week in March, with plenty of activities to highlight the importance of […]

Nurses invited to recruitment open day at NDDH

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is holding an open day on Monday 24 April as part of a campaign to recruit more nurses. The Trust […]

Petroc students to be ‘decontaminated’ at NDDH

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust will rehearse its plans to deal with incidents involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive or other hazardous materials on 30 […]

Project SEARCH intern to join radiology department full-time

Project SEARCH Barnstaple intern Danielle Young has become the first person this year to gain employment at Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust through the award-winning […]

Temporary closure of inpatient beds at Holsworthy Hospital – engagement events

The Trust would like to ensure that the local community understands the reason for the temporary closure of the inpatient beds at Holsworthy Hospital. The […]

Shaping Future Care – A sustainability and transformation plan for Devon (overview document)

Shaping Future Care – A sustainability and transformation plan for Devon (pdf) Devon STP website

Stroke therapy team shortlisted for national award

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s stroke therapy team has been shortlisted for this year’s Advancing Healthcare Awards. The team were shortlisted for the award for […]

Trust top in the South West in NHS staff survey

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has been rated the top provider in the South West in the NHS Staff Survey. Every year, staff across the […]

Clarification regarding maintenance at Holsworthy Hospital

The Trust would like to correct some misconceptions about maintenance at Holsworthy Hospital, including suggestions that the hospital has been deliberately starved of maintenance. Iain […]

Upcoming public meetings to discuss review of acute services across Devon

The organisations involved in the Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP), including Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, are holding a series of public meetings to […]

Holsworthy inpatient services to close temporarily

Concerns over high agency nurse use, low bed occupancy and staff sickness force decision to temporarily close inpatient services at Holsworthy Northern Devon Healthcare NHS […]

NDDH children’s ward celebrates over 45 years of donations from Caroline Thorpe fund

A celebration was held at the children’s ward at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) this week to mark the final donation from the Caroline Thorpe […]

Trust supports health and wellbeing day for Ilfracombe

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is attending One Ilfracombe’s Spring into Action health and wellbeing day in March and is encouraging people to come […]

Sustainability and Transformation Plan – Meetings with town and parish councils to discuss the acute services review

The Trust is meeting with town and parish councils in northern Devon to give them an update on the acute services review, prior to the […]

Trust confirms three re-appointments

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust has confirmed three re-appointments to the board – Roger French as chairman, and Robert Down and Pauline Geen as non-executive […]

Trust launches new bowel cancer screening service

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is launching a new cancer screening service this month. The Trust is launching a bowel scope screening service as part […]

End of life care experience survey

Patients, carers, family and friends are being asked to help local health organisations build a picture of people’s experience of end-of-life care. The teams at […]

Dementia campaigner gives inspiring talk at NDDH

A dementia campaigner gave an inspiring talk about caring for people with dementia to Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust staff this month. Tommy Whitelaw, who […]

Acute Services Review – March public events

Roundabout works to start by NDDH

Roadworks on the junction outside North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) are due to start on Monday 13 February. Devon County Council is converting the current […]

‘NHS crisis tracker’ map gives false picture

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is aware that an interactive map has been created that allows people to enter their postcode and then shows […]

IMPORTANT update – change of venue: Patient experience focus groups – January 2017

Important update – The meeting on 25th January will now be held at The Lantern, High Street, Ilfracombe, EX34 9QB (next door to Webbers estate […]

Trust to hold radiology open day

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is holding an open day on Saturday 28 January as part of a campaign to recruit more radiographers. Qualified radiographers, […]

The Paediatric Wound Care & Tissue Viability Conference – 24 March 2017

Do you work with Paediatric Wounds? Then you need to attend The Paediatric Wound Care & Tissue Viability Conference Venue: Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter […]

Cold Weather Alert issued, ice/snow expected

The Met Office has issued a cold weather alert across Devon, and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is asking you to look out for others […]

Do you have, or care for someone with, a learning disability?

They, and you, are entitled to a FREE flu vaccine. Anyone can catch flu. Flu can make you, your loved one, or the person you […]

‘Inspiring’ conference held by Trust’s care homes team

A conference organised by Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust’s care homes team to raise awareness of best practice in caring for older people has been […]

Children with rare condition enjoy Christmas party at NDDH

children with rare condition enjoy christmas party at nddh

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 […]

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

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

starlight theatre dec 2016

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 […]

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