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...

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...

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...

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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