The AOS is based in the Seamoor Unit, Level 1, North Devon District Hospital
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 08.00-18.00
Telephone: Seamoor Unit Reception Desk – 01271 311579
For overnight and weekend calls there is an Out of Hours Service:
Out of Hours Service – 01271 322577 and ask for Bleep 500
The Seamoor Unit is a new building which can be reached from within the hospital or has its own separate access with automatic doors to the outside. As you come into the hospital grounds the Seamoor Unit is sign-posted to the right just before the A&E entrance. Follow the road down and it is on the left. There is a drop off area but no parking spaces, so patients and visitors must park at the main visitor car park.
If you feel unwell and/or you are experiencing any of the symptoms on your yellow Systemic Anti-cancer Treatment Alert (SACT) card please call us. You will either be put straight through to the nurses or your telephone number will be taken and a brief description of the reason for telephoning. The nurses will return your call when they are free. The problem may be resolved by the nurses over the telephone but you may be asked to come into the Unit, or to go straight to A&E if it is more urgent.
The Acute Oncology Specialist Nurses have their own triage room and access to two other rooms to treat and observe unwell patients.