Car parking

Changes to our minor injuries services – Ilfracombe and Bideford Minor Injury Units were temporarily closed at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. Staff were redeployed to the Emergency Department (ED) at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH), where extra staffing is needed to provide a COVID-safe service.

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.

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.

Car Parking

Public car parking at North Devon District Hospital

Parking charges for patients and visitors will apply on our sites from 1 September 2020 – more information

The public car park at NDDH is located at Car Park A on the left as you enter the main hospital site and has 285 parking and 11 disabled spaces, with an additional 10 disabled spaces outside the main entrance. There are an additional 3 disabled bays outside Orthopaedics, 2 outside Ladywell Unit and 2 outside DBU.

The `Park Mark’ signs at the entrance to the car park indicates that our car parks have been vetted for their security and meet a national standard.

A pay on foot system is operated at Car Park A and patients and visitors will collect a barrier ticket on entry and pay at the machine to receive an exit ticket. The payment machines are located at the main entrance to the hospital, also next to the ramp and at the centre of the car park. Once payment has been made please note that there is a 15 minute grace period in which to return to your vehicle and exit the car park, in this case the entrance ticket should be used to exit the exit barrier.

Please note – the machines do take credit/debit cards.

Go here for an interactive map showing parking areas

Car parking charges

Daily rate
FREE – first 15 mins
£1.80 up to 2 hours
£2.10 up to 4 hours
£4.10 up to 24 hours

Weekly rate
£5.00 for 5 days (available from payment machines)
£6.00 for 7 days (available from payment machines)
£20.00 for 25 tickets (season ticket)
Lost ticket £4.00

The discount ‘season’ tickets for 25 tickets are available from the Sodexo Helpdesk on Level 2 at North Devon District Hospital.

Application for`Season Ticket’ by member of the public

Free parking for registered carers

During working hours, which is 8.30 -4.30pm, Monday to Friday, the carer will need to take their Devon Carers Alert Card to the information desk on level 2 in the main entrance and they will be provided with a ticket to exit at the barrier.

Out of hours, carers will need to take their Devon Carers Alert Card to the porters lodge inside the main entrance who will provide a ticket to exit the car park. The information desk will request to see their Devon Carers alert card, and the carer will be asked to provide vehicle registration details, the name of the cared-for person and ward they are on.

For more information about the alert card please visit Devon Carers

Help with parking costs

Any patient who is in receipt of benefits such as Incapacity Benefit, Pension Benefit or Income Support, can fill in an HC5 form for help towards travelling costs and refund of car parking charges. Patients who are not in receipt of any of the relevant benefits, but who are nonetheless on a low income, can fill in an HC1 form to apply for help toward travel costs and refund of car parking charges. If accepted they will get an HC2 certificate to allow them to get this help with costs. Both HC5 and HC1 forms are available outside the General Office at North Devon District Hospital.

Disabled drivers may park near the main entrance in specific parking places. Blue badge holders in these spaces will be able to park free of charge.

Last updated: August 25, 2020