Bideford Community Hospital

Changes to our minor injuries services – Ilfracombe and Bideford Minor Injury Units are temporarily closed. If you need urgent medical advice and you are not sure where to go visit or call 111.

An increased level of staffing is still required to support ED and maintain the ongoing health, safety and wellbeing of patients where the number of  patients attending are higher than in MIUs.  Ilfracombe and Bideford MIUs will remain closed until April 2022.

Minor injuries services in these areas are being provided by local GP’s – anyone requiring non-emergency treatment should call NHS 111 or visit first where trained clinical professionals will advise them on the most appropriate healthcare service for their needs.

Walk in minor injuries services are not currently available in Lynton. Patients must call 01598 753226 to be triaged before attending, you will be given an appointment with a minor injury nurse if required. This services is available on weekdays only 8am to 6pm. There is no service at the weekend.

This page provides details of the NHS services available in northern Devon and their locations. Minor Injuries Services and Minor Injuries Units are shown in orange. Please scroll down for their contact details and opening times.

bideford_hospitalHospital contact details

Tel: 01271 322577
Postal address: Bideford Community Hospital
Abbotsham Road
EX39 3AG

CLOSED – Bideford MIU – EX39 3AG
Tel: 01271 322577

Please note – we have temporarily closed Ilfracombe and Bideford MIUs. Anyone requiring non-emergency treatment should call NHS 111 or visit

The hospital is managed by a Matron. If you would like to talk with Matron or the Sister/Ward Manager, please ask a member of staff or call 01271 322577 and ask for the Matron at Bideford Hospital

General Information

Bideford Community Hospital was built in 1924 and extended several times, with the latest extension opened in 1994.

Many different consultant out-patient clinics are held here, including general surgery, urology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, cardiology, respiratory medicine, neurology, rheumatology, geriatric medicine and gynaecology. Many nurse-led specialist clinics are also held here.

Other services include:

  • Minor Injuries Unit (temporarily closed)

Clinics and services at Bideford Community Hospital

Audiology (adults and children)
Bladder and bowel
Cardiac rehab
Care of the elderly
Chronic fatigue service
Community Health & Social Care Team, which includes reablement team, occupational therapists and social services, and District Nursing Team
Depression and anxiety service
Devon Carers
Diabetes (adults and children)
Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
Family planning
General surgery
GU medicine – sexual health
Heart failure
Minor Injuries Unit
MS service
Occupational health
Ophthalmology – includes glaucoma monitoring, imaging and paediatrics
Orthopaedic physiotherapy
Oscar service – weight management group
Pain management team
Parkinson’s service
Smoking cessation service
Speech & language therapy (adult and children)
Violent patient scheme
Wheelchair clinic

The Bideford Complex Care Team is also based here.


In the patient parking areas, there is a pay and display system which is clearly signposted. Spaces are limited so please allow plenty of time to park.

Drivers displaying a valid blue disability badge can park in designated spaces at no charge.

The pay and display charges are:

  • Up to 2 hours – £1.80
  • Up to 4 hours – £2.10
  • Up to 24 hours – £4.10

Parking charges apply at all times. These can be paid by cash, phone or online. Details are clearly displayed on the tariff signs.

Free parking for registered carers

Carers accompanying the cared for person to clinics or appointments at Bideford Hospital and Barnstaple Health Centre can have free parking when they display their Devon Carers Alert Card on the dashboard so the parking attendant can see it.

For more information about the alert card please visit Devon Carers


League of Friends

Bideford Hospital League of Friends plays an important role in supporting the hospital. Members 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.



Last updated: September 15, 2021