In April 2018, NHS Northern, Eastern and Western Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (NHS NEW Devon CCG) asked NDHT to provide an implementation plan to reopen the inpatient beds at Holsworthy Community Hospital. The inpatient beds have been temporarily closed since March 2017. Other services at the hospital are operating as normal.
NDHT has jointly agreed a plan with NHS NEW Devon CCG to reopen the beds and we are now looking to mobilise it. The first implementation group met on 22 June and terms of reference are currently being agreed. The group is meeting weekly for four weeks to ensure we keep pace and build momentum.
We are pleased to announce that the former matron at the hospital will be returning to post and will prioritise the plan to reopen the beds, alongside her other current duties.