Private Patients

Tarka Ward

About Us

Tarka Ward contains a dedicated private healthcare facility on level 3 of the North Devon District Hospital. The Suite offers patients high quality private medical and nursing care, in a pleasant and relaxed environment.

The Suite has large single rooms with full en suite facilities. All the rooms are well designed with high standards of decoration and furnishing. Radio, Satellite TV and bedside telephone facilities are offered by a Patientline Console. Patients are assured of a comfortable stay in a pleasant and caring atmosphere.


The kitchens offer a variety of cuisines for all tastes and dietary requirements. The North Devon District Hospital has been awarded a Heartbeat Award for high quality and healthy food. Good well presented food plays an important role in aiding recovery. A varied menu of interesting meals is prepared daily for the patients. Vegetarian dishes are offered on each menu and therapeutic and religious diets are also catered for.

Visitors are welcome at any time in the day and patients may invite relatives to dine with them. Patients on the Suite have access to a wide range of expert medical and professional services under the personal care of their Consultant and supporting teams who visit regularly.

An experienced Ward Sister/Manager leads the Tarka Ward Nursing team. They are committed to providing the highest standards of care and will make sure you are made welcome and your stay is as comfortable as possible.

All surplus income generated by services provided to Private Patients within the North Devon District Hospital goes back into the Hospital’s general finances, which supports improvements that benefit all patients at the North Devon District Hospital.

Last updated: October 4, 2017