November 2021

Help us to shape the future of North Devon District Hospital 

North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) has been chosen for major investment as part of the Government’s New Hospital Programme aimed at providing better care for patients and improved working environments for staff.

This is an incredible opportunity to redevelop the existing hospital site to ensure it meets the needs of our local community.

The Our Future Hospital team is interested in finding out more about patient, carer and visitor experiences of access to the hospital, its services and facilities.

If you would like to help shape the future of the hospital and the development of the site and its buildings to the best they can be, please take part in our short survey and share with your networks.

The survey can be accessed here:

An Easy Read option is available to download here:

Easy Read-NDDH Accessibility Survey

A word version is also available for printing:

Accessibility Survey Word VI version

If you have any further queries, please contact:

We will also be carrying out Covid-safe face to face engagement within the hospital over the next few months and banners and posters promoting the survey will also be located around the site.


July 2021

Our Future Hospital programme reaches first milestone

Our response to being included in the Government’s New Hospital Programme – Our Future Hospital – has reached a really important milestone.

The ‘Strategic Outline Case’ or ‘SOC’ – a formal document which outlines our ambitions and opportunities for redeveloping the North Devon District Hospital site – has been supported by the joint Trust Board. The SOC will now be shared with our colleagues at NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI), as well as the Department of Health & Social Care (DHSC).

To support the development of the SOC, we’ve engaged with staff, patients, partners and our community in a number of ways, including meetings, staff drop-ins and updates through our newsletter and on social media. This included a survey earlier this year, where we asked for views on the future of healthcare. More than 500 patients, public and staff responded.

The next stage of the programme will be to look at the work done so far in more detail and refine our plans for redeveloping NDDH.  This work will be pulled together into another formal document – the Outline Business Case (OBC). We will be coming out to talk to people again during this phase and will keep you updated about engagement opportunities.

In the meantime, please continue to let us know what you think of our five ambitions for the programme.

Share your views here

February 2021

What does the future of healthcare in Northern Devon look like to you?

(Please note this survey has now closed)

As patients and residents in the local community, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) is inviting you to have your say on the future of healthcare in North Devon and Torridge by completing the Our Future Hospital survey.

Our Future Hospital is the Trust’s response to North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) being selected as one of 40 hospitals included in the Government’s New Hospital Programme (NHP) formerly HIP2.

This is an important vote of commitment for our community and represents an incredible opportunity to bid for new investment to redevelop NDDH and modernise our buildings and technology.

We are working with staff and clinicians across the Trust and Devon healthcare system to develop our approach to future care – and we need your help.

It’s really important that our local community and are involved in setting our shared ambitions and we want to find out more about what the future of healthcare in Northern Devon looks like to you.

The Our Future Hospital survey is an opportunity to share your views and help shape healthcare services for your community in the future.

The survey will be open until 15 April 2021 and can be accessed via the NDDH website:




Last updated: November 30, 2021