Hospital contact details
Tel: 01271 322577
Postal address: Bideford Community Hospital
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
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
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
Diabetes (adults and children)
Ear, nose and throat (ENT)
GU medicine – sexual health
Minor Injuries Unit
Ophthalmology – includes glaucoma monitoring, imaging and paediatrics
Oscar service – weight management group
Pain management team
Smoking cessation service
Speech & language therapy (adult and children)
Violent patient scheme
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 https://devoncarers.org.uk/information-and-advice/support-for-me/emergency-planning/alert-card/
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.