Holsworthy 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 www.111.nhs.uk 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 111.nhs.uk 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.

Hospital contact details

Tel: 01409 253424
Postal address: Holsworthy Community Hospital
Dobles Lane
Devon EX22 6JQ

Beds are currently closed but all outpatient clinics are open, for more information please see the Holsworthy engagement page for more information.

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 01409 253424.

Minor Injuries Services information

General Information

Holsworthy Community Hospital was built in 1991. We have one inpatient ward and an out-patients department which includes a physiotherapy outpatient area.

Many different out-patient clinics are also held here, including urology, rheumatology, ophthalmology, general surgery, general medicine, psychiatric and various other services.

Mealtimes for patients
Breakfast: 8am
Lunch: 12.15pm
Tea: 5.15pm

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.

Visiting times

We welcome visitors from 2.30pm to 8.30pm.


There is a ward cordless phone, which can be taken to patients if there are incoming calls.


On-site parking is free, but limited. Please ask your visitors to be sensitive to local residents when leaving their vehicles to come and see you.

Click on image for larger version.

Clinics and services at Holsworthy Hospital

Audiology (adults and children)
Bladder and bowel
Cardiac nurse
Cardiac rehab
Care of the elderly
Chronic kidney disease
Diabetes (adults and children)
Diabetes nurse
Depression and anxiety service
Family planning
General medicine
General surgery
GU medicine – sexual health
MS service
Occupational health
Orthoptic (children)
Parkinson’s service
Renal unit
Speech and language therapy (adults and children)

Groups/clubs taking place at Holsworthy Hospital

Carer assessment
Cornwall Mobility
Forward and Beyond
Holsworthy Forum
Macular Society
Memory matter group
Parkinson’s support group
Sight Loss Adviser
Stroke Club
TorrAGE Ageing Well – various services, including Singing 4 Health and Tai Chi

League of Friends

Holsworthy Hospital League of Friends raise money for ‘extras’ to support patients. There is a noticeboard in the hospital with further details.



Last updated: February 27, 2020