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Ilfracombe Tyrrell Hospital

What we do

The Tyrrell Hospital is a community hospital, which first admitted patients as long ago as 1864. We have three in-patient wards – Cairn, Hillsborough and Torrs.

Many different out-patient clinics are also held here, including audiology, ear, nose and throat, general medicine, general surgery, gynaecology, nephrology, urology and various. The hospital also hosts other services, such as chiropody, family planning and genito-urinary clinics.

Please note: Inpatient services at the hospital will be temporarily closed from the beginning of November 2014 due to significant operational and safety issues. More information below:

Safer staffing: Ensuring we have enough nurses to deliver safe, high-quality care to our patients

Minor Injury UnitĀ open 8am – 6pmĀ (closed Christmas day)

Mealtimes for patients

Breakfast: 8.15am
Lunch: 12.30pm
Tea: 5pm

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.

Visiting times

We welcome visitors from 2.30pm to 7.30pm.


League of Friends provide two daily newspapers and a weekly local journal for patients’ use.


There is a ward cordless phone which can be taken to patients if there are incoming calls.


On-site parking is free, but limited. Please ask your visitors to be sensitive to local residents when leaving their vehicles to come and see you.

League of Friends

The Tyrrell Hospital League of Friends plays an important role in supporting the hospital and providing much needed equipment. Members also raise money for ‘extras’ to support patients.

If you would like to find out more or to help, please ask at the hospital reception for League of Friends contact details.

Hospital contact details

Tel: 01271 863448

Postal address:

The Tyrrell Hospital
St Brannocks Park Road
EX34 8JF

The hospital is managed by a Matron. If you would like to talk with Matron or the Clinical Manager, please ask a member of staff or call 01271 863448

Bedside booklet