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Axminster Hospital

Due to staffing difficulties, we have had to close Ilfracombe MIU today, 29th September.  The MIU will re-open at the usual time of 8am – 6pm tomorrow.


Chard Road
EX13 5DU

Telephone: 01297 630400

Services provided at this hospital:

Physiotherapy, Xray, Occupational Therapy, Inpatients, Older People’s Mental Health, Theatre, Outpatients, Community Nurses, Public Health / Childrens Services. Complex Care Team.

Visiting times

Afternoons: 3pm to 8pm

If you need to arrange a visit outside the set visiting times please let the ward know.

During protected mealtimes, visitors are not permitted, unless they are helping you to eat. This allows patients time to eat their meal in peace. Protected mealtimes may vary slightly. Please check with the individual ward about times.

Meal times:

Breakfast: 8.30am to 9am
Lunch: 12.30pm to 1pm
Dinner: 6pm to 6.30pm

PEAT scores

Patient Environment Action Team (PEAT) is an annual assessment of inpatient healthcare sites in England. PEAT inspects standards across a range of services including food, cleanliness, infection control and patient environment (including bathroom areas, décor, lighting, floors and patient areas).

In the 2011 PEAT inspection, Axminster hospital scored ‘good’ for environment and ‘excellent’ for food and privacy and dignity.

Patient information

The patient information leaflet includes handy tips for patients arriving at their local hospital, such as what they need to bring, facilities available, parking arrangements, contact details and visiting times.

Click to view the patient information leaflet

Bedside booklet

National Patient Safety Agency inspections: In the recent NPSA inspections, Axminster Hospital was judged to be ‘excellent’ for environment and cleanliness and an ‘excellent’ rating for the food served there.

League of Friends:

Axminster Hospital League of Friends, Telephone 01297 34943

Travel information:

NHS Devon wishes to promote environmentally-friendly and healthy ways of travelling to its sites, such as cycling or walking, and making better use of the public transport system. Such methods of transport will ease traffic congestion and improve the local environment, whilst helping to keep you fit.

Why not visit Journey Devon or Journey Planner for help with how to plan your journey.

Travelling by Car

Visitors and staff should respect the site’s neighbours. If parking on residential roads surrounding the site becomes a problem for residents, the local authority may implement a ‘residents only’ parking scheme or impose parking restrictions.

On-Site Parking Arrangements:There is free parking but a limited number of spaces are available.

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