Hospital contact details
Tel: 01769 572164
Postal address: South Molton 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 01769 572164.
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.
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.
The ward cordless phone can be taken to a patient for an incoming call.
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
Bladder and bowel (adults and children)
Breast screening results
Child and adolescent mental health service
Chronic fatigue service
Heart failure clinic
Hugh Squire Ward
MS specialist nurse
Prosthetic limb clinic
Rheumatology occupational therapy
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.