RD&E gives “green light” for new patient-centred comprehensive health record system

6 Jun 2018

RD&E has received NHS Improvement approval to proceed with a new clinical transformation programme. As well as fundamentally improving the way services and care are delivered to patients, the p...

NDHT and the RD&E agree in principle to a new collaboration to maintain sustainability of clinical services in North Devon

29 May 2018

Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) have reached agreement in principle on a new collaboration between the two organisations. T...

RD&E publishes its plans for the future

24 May 2018

Over the past 12 months the Trust’s Board has been refreshing the corporate strategy to ensure that we have a clear strategic intent and direction for the RD&E for the next 5-10 years. Our aim ...

Temporary suspension of birth services at Honiton and Okehampton extended

16 May 2018

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) has extended the suspension of birth services at Honiton and Okehampton maternity units until mid-September 2018.

The Trust took th...

Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Exeter College join forces to train health leaders of the future

1 May 2018

Exeter College will deliver leadership learning and development for managers at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust after they were awarded their largest single contract under the new A...

Devon community teams delivering care closer to home

20 Apr 2018

Personalised care for people in their own homes by enhanced teams of nurses and therapists, keeping people well at home and out of hospital, has won a vote of confidence from people who have used t...

Axminster Hospital opens newly refurbished Radiography Department

19 Apr 2018

On Monday 16th April hospital staff were joined by a number of the League of Friends including Dr. Phil Taylor (Chairman), Ann Veit (Secretary) and Steve Holt (Treasurer) to view the newly refurbis...

£10m donation for Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre, medical research and leadership programmes

18 Apr 2018

The new Mireille Gillings Neuroimaging Centre will be built at the University of Exeter Medical School. It will transform dementia research and diagnosis, thanks to a £10 million donation from the ...

Pets as Therapy dog puts smiles on the faces of all at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

11 Apr 2018

For four years Archie has been walking around hospitals, putting smiles on the faces of people he meets. Having begun with Ottery St Mary hospital, he’s now also bringing canine kindness to the RD&...

UNICEF gives RD&E new ‘Baby Friendly’ seal of approval

9 Apr 2018

The UNICEF Baby Friendly Initiative team have given the Royal Devon and Exeter’s Maternity and Neonatal services fresh accreditation after a three-day visit to interview parents and staff and revie...

The Elizabeth’s Footprint £1million fundraising walk calls in to RD&E for coffee, cake and to raise awareness & funds for children’s care

29 Mar 2018

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital welcomed the remarkable Natalia Spencer as she continued her gargantuan walk around the South West and Wales in the name of Elizabeth’s Footprint. Bramble Children’s...

NDHT and the RD&E working together to explore clinical sustainability challenge in North Devon

27 Mar 2018

NHS organisations in Devon have been working closely together to confront the significant challenges we all face in delivering clinical and financially sustainable care for the people of Devon. We ...

Healthy food for NHS staff, visitors and patients – changes in place by 31st March

27 Mar 2018

In our recent Staff Health and Wellbeing Survey, 44% of staff reported that they were overweight, and 67% of staff did not achieve their 5+ a day.

At Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Tr...

Trolley Shop profits buy equipment for RD&E Wards

21 Mar 2018

Patients across the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital are benefitting from new pieces of equipment thanks to a £4,000 donation from the Trolley Shop.

The not-for-profit enterprise is run compl...

RD&E celebrates apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week 2018

7 Mar 2018

The benefits of apprenticeships are being celebrated at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust during this year’s National Apprenticeship Week 2018 (5th – 9th March).


Staff give the RD&E a positive report in the annual NHS Staff Survey 2017

6 Mar 2018

Staff at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have given the Trust yet another positive report in the 2017 NHS staff survey released today (6 March 2018). Staff highly recommend the Trus...

Fundraisers donate new chair to RD&E’s Intensive Care Unit

21 Feb 2018

Patients on the Intensive Care Unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital can now benefit from a new chair to help with their rehabilitation thanks to support from local fundraisers.

The Sa...

RD&E Maternity services rated highly by local mothers

20 Feb 2018

Maternity services at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have been rated highly by mums in the 2017 National Maternity Survey. The Trust performed well across the survey, and has been ...

Margaret’s knitted Christmas puds raise hundreds for RD&E’s Breast Cancer Support Fund

9 Feb 2018

Local Sandford fundraiser Margaret Phillips has raised over £500 for the Breast Cancer Support Fund at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital by selling knitted Christmas puddings.

Margaret, wh...

Exeter’s world diabetes expert awarded CBE

8 Feb 2018

A world-leading diabetes expert today (Thursday 8th February) received his CBE for his work in revolutionising global diagnosis and treatment.

Andrew Hattersley, Professor of Molecular Medic...

Alzheimer’s patient encourages others to sign up to take part in dementia research

6 Feb 2018

A retired pottery shop owner with early Alzheimer’s disease has said research has given him a new hope for life.

Eighty-year-old Martin Wallis, from Honiton, is currently taking part in a cl...

RD&E to change visiting hours to 8am-8pm from 5 February

29 Jan 2018

Visiting friends and relatives in hospital at the Royal Devon and Exeter is set to become easier as the Trust opens up its visiting hours.

From Monday 5th February 2018, patient visiting wil...

FORCE cancer charity funds chemotherapy first in Okehampton

26 Jan 2018

Cancer patients in West Devon are to be offered chemotherapy treatment in Okehampton for the first time, thanks to funding from FORCE Cancer Charity.

The service will be available every Wedn...

Temporary suspension of birth services at Honiton and Okehampton to be extended

22 Jan 2018

The RD&E is to extend the temporary suspension of birth services at Honiton and Okehampton birth centres for a further three months.

Good progress has been made to recruit staff into vac...

Exeter Chiefs open new X-ray room with a jungle-style makeover

18 Jan 2018

Stars from the Exeter Chiefs Rugby Club officially opened a newly refurbished paediatric X-ray room at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital recently.

The room has been given a jungle-style ma...

Volunteer Paula receives long service medal after 20 years at the RD&E

16 Jan 2018

Volunteer Paula McConnell has received a Royal Voluntary Service Long Service Award to mark 20 years of dedicated service at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.

Paula, from Budleigh Saltert...

Five ways to stay well and out of hospital this winter

9 Jan 2018

The winter period is always incredibly busy for hospitals and we expect this winter to be no different. The fact is that colder weather usually means more illness and more accidents and that means ...

Family donate Cuddle Cot to RD&E’s Labour Ward

5 Jan 2018

A family from Exeter have donated a Cuddle Cot to the Labour Ward at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in memory of their son Louie.

The cot enables bereaved parents to spend more time wit...

Alex raises over £800 to support research into Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

4 Jan 2018

Exeter teenager Alexandra Daniels has raised over £800 to help fund respiratory research at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital in memory of her grandfather.

Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (I...

More than 10,000 people sign up to health research at Exeter

4 Jan 2018

Thousands of people in Devon have signed up to take part in high-quality research, accelerating meaningful benefits to patient health.

The Exeter 10,000 project has reached a milestone of 10...

Advice for patients: Non-urgent operations and appointments

3 Jan 2018

As expected the winter period so far has been very busy with continuing high numbers of patients coming to our Emergency Department (ED), including a high number of patients with flu. Our staff are...


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