Plea for patience as rising levels of abuse from patients leave dedicated NHS staff distressed and in tears

29 Nov 2021

The healthcare workers who we clapped on our doorsteps last year say they are increasingly being abused by the people they work so hard to care for.

Most patients continue to be polite towar...

Eastern Devon’s new Local Care Partnership to host virtual conference to improve community health and wellbeing

24 Nov 2021

The new Local Care Partnership (LCP) for Eastern Devon is hosting an online conference called “A Good Place: working together to improve health and wellbeing and tackle health inequalities” on Frid...

Help yourself and the NHS in Devon with self-care

22 Nov 2021

As winter approaches, doctors in Devon are reminding people that by practising self-care, they can help themselves and reduce the need to use busy NHS services.

Self-care involves helping pe...

RD&E win HSJ Acute Sector Innovation of the Year Award

19 Nov 2021

The Blood Sciences Team at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) has won the HSJ Acute Sector Innovation of the Year Award for their work on home blood testing services.

New campaign to help public get NHS advice quickly ahead of ‘winter like no other’

1 Nov 2021

The NHS is encouraging the public to use NHS 111 online to get urgent medical advice quickly – in addition to existing services - ahead of what England’s top doctor says will be a ‘winter like no o...

NHS Devon work on greener appointments showcased at COP26

1 Nov 2021

Work by the Integrated Care System for Devon to promote the environmental benefits of virtual appointments is being showcased at COP26; the world’s largest climate action event, in a photography ex...

The NHS Nightingale Hospital Exeter wins award for Collaboration Project of the Year 2021 from ICE South West

27 Oct 2021

Last year, thousands of people played a crucial role in building the Nightingale Hospital Exeter, which was set up to provide extra capacity to support existing NHS services across the region.


NHS opens online COVID-19 vaccination bookings for 12-15 year olds

22 Oct 2021

Parents will be able to book COVID-19 vaccinations online for their 12-15 year old children from the end of today (Friday 22 October) with appointments available as soon as tomorrow, the NHS has an...

Celebrating Allied Health Professions (AHPs’) Day: a message from our Chief Executive

14 Oct 2021

Today is Allied Health Professions (AHPs’) Day, which aims to celebrate AHPs and showcase the impact they make to the NHS. Allied Health Professionals are the third largest workforce within the NHS...

RD&E Emergency Department improvement project - road and footpath closure between ED and PEOC

14 Oct 2021

As part of the ongoing Emergency Department (ED) improvement project on the Wonford site, the road between the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre (PEOC) and the Ambulance Bay at the ED will rema...

University of Exeter signs agreement with city partners to drive economic and social change

14 Oct 2021

The University of Exeter has signed a landmark Civic University Agreement with city partners – the first in the South-West – to improve opportunity, prosperity, wellbeing and the environment for lo...

Disruption to Stagecoach bus services on Monday 18 October

14 Oct 2021

If you have an appointment at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) on Monday 18 October, please plan your travel in light of the proposed Industrial Action which that will aff...

RD&E win HSJ Specialist Service Redesign Initiative Award

14 Oct 2021

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has won the HSJ’s Specialist Service Redesign Initiative Award for their work to support patients living with cancer.

The team won the award, ...

It’s not too late to have your Covid-19 vaccine first or second dose

11 Oct 2021

People in Devon are being reminded it’s not too late to get their first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The success of the vaccine programme, delivered by local GPs and NHS organisat...

COVID booster drop-in service at Greendale open to all health and social care staff

8 Oct 2021

Any frontline health and social care worker who had their second COVID vaccination at least 6 months ago can now attend the Greendale vaccination site in Exeter without an appointm...

An open letter to our patients on a waiting list

8 Oct 2021

We are truly sorry that your appointment has been delayed.

Waiting times for NHS services have increased significantly since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic across Devon and the rest of t...

Devon's health and care system under extreme pressure

7 Oct 2021

Devon’s health and social care system is under extreme pressure due to high demand for services, sustained demand for Covid beds, pressure on staffing and the need for social care exceeding the ava...

Updates to visitor restrictions effective Tuesday 5 October 2021

5 Oct 2021

Reflecting the reduced number of patients with COVID in the RD&E, from Tuesday 5 October, we will be easing visitor restrictions across the Trust. While restrictions will still be in place to r...

Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021

4 Oct 2021

Baby Loss Awareness Week, which is held annually from 9 to 15 October, brings together anyone touched by pregnancy and baby loss. It’s a special opportunity to mark the lives of babies lost in preg...

Members’ Motion to thank everyone at the RD&E

1 Oct 2021

Members of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) have submitted a motion at the Annual Members Meeting to thank staff and volunteers at the RD&E for their hard work through...

RD&E & DPT win the HSJ Mental Health Initiative of the Year Award

29 Sep 2021

A ground-breaking collaboration between the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Devon Partnership NHS Trust (DPT) in connecting the physical and mental health services for ga...

Have your say at the RD&E's Annual Members’ Meeting - online event, Wednesday 29 September 2021, 5pm-7pm

22 Sep 2021

Do you have any questions for the Board of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E)? The public are, as always, invited to the Trust’s Annual Members’ Meeting (AMM) - which this y...

RD&E shortlisted for HSJ Acute Sector Innovation of the Year Award

16 Sep 2021

The Blood Sciences Team at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) has been shortlisted for the HSJ Acute Sector Innovation of the Year Award, for their work on home blood testin...

World Suicide Prevention Day, Friday 10 September 2021: Karen's story

10 Sep 2021

To mark World Suicide Prevention Day, Karen, one of our service administrators, shares her story to raise awareness of suicide and reduce the stigma around it.

“On Saturday 25th A...

Covid impacts and increased demand for services

9 Sep 2021

Hospitals across Devon are working together to address the significant challenges they are facing with rising demand for care across routine, urgent and emergency services.

Along with the re...

Giles Hensser & Martin Watts win the South West Regional NHS Chef of the year 2021 award

8 Sep 2021

Our chefs Giles Hensser and Martin Watts have won the South West Regional stage of the NHS Chef of the year 2021 award!

They will now compete in the National Final at the end of October/earl...

Virtual hospital appointments save 13.5 million patient miles

7 Sep 2021

Video and phone appointments held at hospitals across Devon saved patients an estimated 13.5 million miles of travelling; equivalent to circumnavigating the globe 550 times.

The NHS also est...

Three RD&E teams shortlisted for national Nursing Times Awards

2 Sep 2021

Three teams at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) have been shortlisted for awards at the prestigious 2021 Nursing Times Awards.

The RD&E’s Research and Developme...

Have your say on the future of patient experience at NDHT and RD&E

1 Sep 2021

‘Patient experience’ is what the process of receiving care feels like for the patient and those who support them.

It is a key element of quality, alongside providing clinical excellence and ...

New artwork pays tribute to the work of RD&E staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

31 Aug 2021

A new piece of artwork, entitled ‘Not All Heroes Wear Capes’, has been unveiled in the main entrance of Wonford Hospital in recognition of the work that has been done by RD&E staff during the C...

Updates to patient visiting restrictions from Saturday 28 August

27 Aug 2021

Due to the rise in COVID-19 cases across Devon, we have taken the difficult decision to update our inpatient visiting restrictions across the Tru...

Help us to help you - Devon’s health and care system under extreme pressure

26 Aug 2021

The Devon health and social care system is under extreme pressure due to high demand for services and the number of staff and patients affected by Covid-19.

As a result, people are facing lo...

“We’re here to help” - pharmacists available over the bank holiday

25 Aug 2021

If you’re feeling unwell this Bank Holiday weekend, remember your local pharmacist is on hand to help.

Many people are unaware of the wide range of services available from their local pharma...

Pay-on-exit public parking now in place at Heavitree hospital site

25 Aug 2021

Following on from the launch at the Wonford hospital site, our new Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) parking system goes live at the Heavitree hospital site from Thursday 26 August. This wi...

Op COURAGE: Veterans' Mental Health and Wellbeing Service

24 Aug 2021

The first call for help takes courage. If you or someone you know is struggling with their mental health or wellbeing, expert help is available from Op COURAGE: The Veterans' Mental Health and Well...

The Firs Care Home scoops award for outstanding person-centred care

16 Aug 2021

A care home worker from East Devon has been honoured with a local award for going above and beyond for the residents they support.

Dave Gearing, who has worked at The Firs Residential Home i...

Vaccine volunteers have filled more than 2,400 shifts - find out how you can sign up too

12 Aug 2021

Greendale vaccination centre volunteer Ian Aspinall has clocked up more than 100 shifts supporting the vaccine programme over the last five months. A retired police officer, he’s often there severa...

Devon woman has the world’s longest lasting Exeter hip replacement

11 Aug 2021

A Devon woman has had her hip replacement for 50 years – the longest lasting Exeter Hip replacement in the world.

80-year-old Maureen Brown, from Torquay, had her hip replacement surgery in ...

RD&E publishes 2020/21 Annual Report and Quality Report

6 Aug 2021

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) has now published both its Annual Report & Accounts and its Quality Report for the 2020/21 period.

The Annual Report looks back...

Have you recently attended our emergency department?

5 Aug 2021

Due to the increased pressure on emergency departments (ED) in hospitals across Devon, the NHS in Devon has asked Healthwatch to find out from people what brought them to the ED and whether they ac...

Exeter midwife wins national Midwifery award

3 Aug 2021

An Exeter midwife has been awarded the Chief Midwifery Officer’s Silver Award in recognition of her major contribution to supporting vulnerable women and their babies at the Royal Devon & Exete...

Exeter’s Nightingale to offer further services from autumn 2021

2 Aug 2021

The NHS Nightingale Hospital Exeter will now provide a range of services from autumn 2021 to help tackle waiting lists across Devon and the wider South West region.

After being decommissione...

RD&E launches new rheumatoid arthritis support group

30 Jul 2021

The RD&E and the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) have joined together to create the Exeter Area Rheumatoid Arthritis Group, which launches next week.

The group will meet reg...

Patient and visitor parking at RD&E Wonford site is now pay-on-exit

28 Jul 2021

The public ‘pay and display’ car parks at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital at Wonford are changing to a pay-on-exit system, meaning users only pay for the time they are actually in the car park....

John Palmer appointed Chief Operating Officer

26 Jul 2021

We are delighted to announce that John Palmer has been appointed Chief Operating Officer (COO) for the Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and N...

RD&E and NDHT staff meet royals

20 Jul 2021

Yesterday, a group of staff from the RD&E and NDHT met HRH the Prince of Wales and HRH the Duchess of Cornwall at Exeter Cathedral.

Everyone in the group had the opportunity to speak to ...

Staying safe doesn’t change: please continue to wear a facemask

16 Jul 2021

To help us keep our patients, staff and visitors safe, please continue to wear a face mask or covering when visiting an RD&E healthcare setting – this includes our acute hospital, community sit...

NDHT and RD&E integration: better together

14 Jul 2021

Have you heard about the proposed integration between Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E)?

The Trusts plan to come toget...

Stage one of the national COV-BOOST study complete - well done research team!

8 Jul 2021

A massive well done to the research team at the RD&E who have completed stage one of the national COV-BOOST study, which assesses the effect of a third ‘booster’ dose of Covid-19 vaccine to see...

OPEL 4 status at RD&E

6 Jul 2021

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) is experiencing severe pressure on services across both their acute and community hospitals.

The Trust is currently at OPEL 4 sta...

Today is the NHS’ 73rd birthday!!!

5 Jul 2021

It has been an extremely challenging year for the NHS and the country as a whole, but also a year of hope.

Our brilliant staff across the RD&E/NDHT have cared for patients throughout the...

Greendale vaccination team popping up at Devon County Show!

1 Jul 2021

Got tickets for the Devon County Show and not yet had both doses of your COVID-19 vaccine? Then come and see us at our pop-up clinic – there's no need to book!

We'll be in Wadsworth Pavilion...


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