Telephone: 01837 658000
Okehampton hospital is set on the fringes of this busy market town. Services include elderly/rehabilitation inpatient beds, MIU open 10am – 6pm hours seven days a week, and elderly mental health outpatient clinics.
Services provided at this hospital:
Inpatient GP beds, maternity beds, memory clinic. The busy outpatient facilities include: othopaedic clinic, teledermatology, physio, xray service twice a week, chiropody outpatients, dentistry, leg ulcer clinic, general surgery clinic with physician from the RD&E, audiology, flow clinic (urology), opthamology clinic, family planning and dietician services. GP Practice on site and Nurse led Minor Injuries Unit (open 10am – 6pm).
Afternoons: 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Evenings: 6.30pm to 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.
Breakfast: 8am to 9am
Lunch: 12.30pm to 1.30pm
Dinner: 5.30pm to 6.30pm
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.
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, Okehampton hospital scored ‘excellent’ for environment, food and privacy and dignity.
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.
League of Friends:
The Friends of Okehampton Hospital can be contacted via Mary Rattenbury c/o Okehampton Community Hospital.
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.
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:The site operates a pay and display car park for visitors and permits for staff.
Parking Charges: Each hour is charged at £0.60