Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust merge to become the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

1 Apr 2022

From today (Friday 1 April 2022), the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) have formally merged to become the Royal Devon University...

Staff feedback puts RD&E above average in most aspects of survey

30 Mar 2022

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) has scored well in this year’s national NHS Staff Survey, scoring higher for nine of the 10 key themes compared to other Trusts.

Al...

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) to merge on 1 April 2022

30 Mar 2022

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) will merge on 1 April 2022 to become the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation T...

Moderna Omicron vaccine study expands in Devon and Cornwall to include new booster targeting multiple COVID-19 variants

30 Mar 2022

Volunteers from across Exeter, East and Mid Devon and Cornwall will have the opportunity to take part in one of the world’s first Omicron-specific COVID-19 variant vaccine studies, as biotechnology...

Have your say on the next three years of patient experience at NDHT and RD&E

25 Mar 2022

You said, we did – but have we got it right?

Last autumn, we asked our staff, patients and stakeholders for feedback on the principles that would guide our developm...

Outstanding Exeter diabetes nurse wins prestigious leadership scholarship

24 Mar 2022

An internationally-renowned diabetes research nurse has been awarded a prestigious Florence Nightingale Foundation Leadership Scholarship.

Maggie Shepherd, Honorary Clinical Professor at the...

We need your help to prevent COVID-19 from spreading across our healthcare settings

22 Mar 2022

High COVID-19 numbers continue to significantly impact our healthcare services. Our staff are working incredibly hard and doing everything they can to prevent COVID-19 from spreading across our hea...

Pop-up vaccination clinic at Powderham Castle on Monday 21 March, 11am-5pm

18 Mar 2022

If you or someone you know still needs a COVID-19 vaccination, there will be a pop-up vaccination clinic at Powderham Castle on Monday 21 March, offering COVID-19 vaccinations to everyone who...

Everything you need to know about the spring booster in Devon

18 Mar 2022

Spring booster jabs are being offered to people at greatest risk of COVID-19 infection from Monday 21 March in the latest phase of the vaccine programme.

An additional COVID...

COVID-19 inpatient numbers approach new high - numbers double in a fortnight

16 Mar 2022

The number of people in hospital with COVID-19 in Devon has risen to 292, with a further 37 patients awaiting test results; double the figure from a fortnight ago and higher than at any other point...

Public thanked for choosing wisely as Devon's Emergency Departments remain extremely busy

11 Mar 2022

Devon’s Emergency Departments remain extremely busy.  The NHS in Devon is thanking people for their patience with staff who are working to see everyone as soon as possible, but must prioritise thos...

International Women's Day 2022 - Meet some of our inspirational women

8 Mar 2022

For International Women’s Day we want to say a big thank you to all the brilliant and inspirational women who work in healthcare here in Devon. The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&a...

An update on RD&E services during Storm Eunice

18 Feb 2022

Storm Eunice continues to bring extremely strong winds but the RED weather warning has now expired. An AMBER warning remains in place however for the south west until 9pm today.

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Maternity services at the RD&E rated highly

17 Feb 2022

Maternity services at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) have been rated highly by local mums in the 2021 National Maternity Survey.

The Care Quality Commission (CQC)...

RD&E services during Storm Eunice

17 Feb 2022

As of 4.30pm on 17 February 2022, the Met Office has declared an AMBER weather warning for Eastern Devon as Storm Eunice is expected to bring extremely strong winds and continued disruption for muc...

Maternity antenatal/postnatal ward restrictions eased at RD&E

9 Feb 2022

We have eased our antenatal/postnatal ward restrictions across the RD&E. While restrictions are still in place to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, we understand how important visiting ...

Novavax trial success; New Vaccine approved by the MHRA

4 Feb 2022

In an effort to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, 15,000 people across the UK, including 545 Exeter locals, were recruited to take part in the phase 3 trial for Nuvaxovid™, the Novavax COVD-19 vaccine ...

Update from Suzanne Tracey, CEO, on the proposed integration between NDHT and RD&E

2 Feb 2022

I wanted to update you that we have now submitted our Full Business Case to NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) for merging NDHT and RD&E. This takes us a step further on our path to integratin...

New hands-on healthcare qualification rolled out in Exeter

26 Jan 2022

A ground-breaking new qualification which specialises in adult nursing, mental health nursing or midwifery has been rolled out by the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundatio...

Staying safe doesn’t change: please continue to wear a face mask on our sites

26 Jan 2022

National restrictions put in place during the Omicron surge are easing tomorrow (27 January 2022). To help us keep our patients, staff and visitors safe, please continue to wear a face mask or cove...

COVID-19 Booster Vaccination Trial – call for volunteers in the Exeter area

17 Jan 2022

COV-BOOST is a research trial looking at how the COVID-19 booster vaccine affects younger people, and is calling for volunteers from in and around the wider Exeter area. ...

Updated visitor restrictions across the RD&E

10 Jan 2022

In line with increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases across the country, national guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings has been updated to help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. ...

Dame Shan Morgan appointed Chair of RD&E and NDHT

7 Jan 2022

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are delighted to announce the appointment of Dame Shan Morgan as...

Register your Blue Badge online to receive free parking at the RD&E

7 Jan 2022

APCOA's new Blue Badge portal enables you to register and apply for your Blue Badge permit and receive free parking at Royal Devon and Exeter (Wonford) Hospital, without the need to register your v...

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