South Molton Hospital

Changes to our minor injuries services – as part of our efforts to prepare our NHS staff to care for COVID-19 patients, we have temporarily closed the Minor Injuries Units at Bideford Hospital and Ilfracombe Tyrrell Hospital. Minor injuries services in Lynton are available on weekdays only. Click here for more information on minor injuries services in northern Devon.

Hospital contact details

Tel: 01769 572164
Postal address: South Molton Community Hospital
Widgery Drive
SOUTH MOLTON
EX36 4DP

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 01769 572164.

General information

South Molton is a  community hospital, built in 1988. We have one inpatient ward, Hugh Squier Ward. An out-patient/physiotherapy department was added in 1997.

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

Minor Injuries Services

COVID-19: Visiting restrictions at our hospitals from 12pm Tuesday 24 March

We continue to take all necessary precautions to protect our patients and staff during the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

To reduce the risk to patients, staff and any visitors and maintain the Government’s direction on social isolation, from 12pm on Tuesday 24 March 2020 no visiting will be allowed at North Devon District Hospital and South Molton Community Hospital unless there are:

  • Specific reasons of safety (dementia or learning disability where anxiety would be increased significantly)
  • Inpatients under the age of 18 years old (one parent/guardian only)
  • A patient receiving end of life care

 

Even under these circumstances you should not visit if you have a new, persistent cough or high temperature (of 37.8 degrees centigrade or higher).

Additionally, if you live with someone who has symptoms you will need to stay at home for 14 days starting from the day the first person in your house developed symptoms and should not visit.

This restriction will be in place for at least the next 2 weeks and will be reviewed daily after Monday 6 April.

We would like to thank everyone for their support and understanding.

Mealtimes for patients

Breakfast: 8am – 9am
Lunch: 12.15pm – 1.15pm
Tea: 5.15pm – 6.15pm

During protected mealtimes, visitors are not permitted.

 

Snacks and newspapers

League of Friends volunteers bring a trolley around the hospital each week. You can buy toiletries, stationery and some food and drink items.

Phone

The ward cordless phone can be taken to a patient for an incoming call.

Parking

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.

Clinics and services at South Molton Hospital

Anxiety and depression service
Audiology
Balance class
Bladder and bowel (adults and children)
Breast screening results
Cardiac rehab
Cardiology
Cataract
Child and adolescent mental health service
Podiatry
Chronic fatigue service
Diabetes
Eye clinic
Glaucoma
Gynaecology
Health visitor
Heart failure clinic
Hugh Squire Ward
Midwives
MS specialist nurse
Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
Neurology
Occupational health
Opthalmology
Orthoptics
Paediatrics
Phlebotomy
Prosthetic limb clinic
Psychology
Retinal screening
Rheumatology
Rheumatology occupational therapy
Rheumatology physiotherapy
Parkinson’s service
Urology

League of Friends

South Molton Hospital League of Friends plays an important role in supporting staff at the hospital. As well as running the trolley, 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.

 

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Last updated: March 16, 2020