Patients and visitors travelling to and from Exmouth Hospital between Wednesday 21 January and Wednesday 4 February should be aware of a road closure next to the site which may cause delays.
South West Highways is carrying out essential surfacing work on Marpool Hill and Claremont Grove on behalf of Devon County Council, starting on 21 January.
Circumstances permitting, the work should be completed by 6am on 4 February.
To ensure the work can be carried out safely, a road closure will be in place. There will be diversions with appropriate signage.
The work will be undertaken in two parts:
- Marpool Hill roundabout to hospital entrance (Wednesday 21 January to Wednesday 28 January, from 7am to 6pm) – use Salterton Road and Long Causeway to access the hospital
- Hospital entrance to Salterton Road (Thursday 29 January to Tuesday 3 February, from 8pm to 6am) – use Turner Avenue (via Phear Avenue and Hamilton Lane) to access the hospital
In a letter to local businesses, contractor South West Highways said: “We will endeavour to keep inconvenience to a minimum, although some interruption may be unavoidable and for this we apologise in advance.”
See the letter for more information and a map showing the traffic diversion.
Main Hospital Switchboard/General Enquiries – 01395 279684
Doris Heard Ward – 01395 282010
Geoffrey Willoughby Ward – 01395 282014
Minor Injuries Unit and Fracture Clinic – Via main switchboard
Theatre/Day Case Admissions Office – 01395 282051
X-ray Department – 01395 282004
Physiotherapy Department – 01395 282033
Occupational Therapy – 01395 282027
Community Nurses Messaging Service – 01395 282070
Services provided at this hospital:
Minor Injuries Unit (open 8am – 10pm), Fracture Clinic, Theatre/Day Case Admissions, X-ray, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Out-patient clinics and Community Nursing
Doris Heard Ward and Geoffrey Willoughby Ward 3pm – 5pm & 6.30pm – 8pm
If you need to arrange a visit outside the set visiting times please let the ward know.
At certain times the ward may be closed for several reasons. For example, confidential discussions sometimes need to be held between staff and patients or there may be a patient rest period or a teaching and development session.
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, Exmouth hospital scored ‘good’ for environment and privacy and dignity and ‘excellent’ for food
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.
Patient Environment Action Team (P.E.A.T): In the recent P.E.A.T inspections, Exmouth Hospital was judged to be ‘good’ for environment and cleanliness and an ‘excellent’ rating for the food served there
League of Friends:
Exmouth Hospital League of Friends, telephone 01395 279684.
Northern Devon Healthcare Trust 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.
Click the link to view a map of the hospital location.
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 as a shared site with two GP practices and other NHS organisations, only a limited number of spaces are available.