Getting to the Hospital

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.

North Devon District Hospital
Raleigh Park
EX31 4JB

Tel No: 01271 322577
Fax No: 01271 311541
Minicom: 01271 322746

Please follow signposts to the hospital from most of the main routes into Barnstaple. The entrance to the car park is clearly signposted.

Click here for a floor plan map

It can sometimes be difficult to find a car parking space at our hospital. We suggest that, if possible, you and your visitors use public transport.

The Patient Transport Advice Service can provide comprehensive information on transport to and from local hospitals. It can also arrange ambulance transport if needed. Staff will ask you about your health and mobility, to check if you are eligible.

You may be eligible for patient transport assistance, if you:

  • are currently too unwell to use a car or public or community transport
  • need skilled help to leave your home
  • will require extra support on the journey

Tel: 0345 155 1009 (local rate call charges apply and are included in mobile bundles).

By bus

Several buses run to North Devon District Hospital.

Stagecoach buses timetables –

Service 19 details

Live buses, leaving North Devon District Hospital – you can also input your own postcode to find live buses near you.

Some Filers bus services also stop at North Devon District Hospital –

By train

Barnstaple Railway Station is about three miles from the hospital. Stagecoach buses run from the station to the hospital.

By car

Follow signposts to the hospital from most of the main routes into Barnstaple. The entrance to the car park is clearly signposted. Drivers will need to take a ticket at the entrance barrier, then pay at one of the machines before returning to their car to leave. Please call our PALS office on 01271 314090 or for details of charges go here. There are weekly passes which work out at under £1 per day.

Disabled drivers who hold a blue badge can park free of charge in the bays clearly marked at the NDDH main entrance. Additional disabled parking is available in the main visitors’ car parking area, where parking charges apply. There are also a limited number of designated disabled badge-holder spaces at the entrance to most buildings on site.

If you are planning to drive yourself to the hospital, please check whether you will be fit to drive yourself home after your stay.

More Car Parking information here

By bicycle

If you would like to park your bicycle securely, please ask at the main entrance to the NDDH, as we have bike stands available.

Last updated: April 21, 2020