One Year until the RD&E goes live with pioneering transformation programme
27 Jun 2019
Today marks the one year countdown to the start of the RD&E’s MY CARE Programme - the single biggest clinical transformation programme ever undertaken at the Trust. This is also the first trans...
RD&E Physio wins 3000 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean
24 Jun 2019
A Physiotherapist from the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has completed an incredible 3000 mile row across the Atlantic Ocean in aid of Surfers Against Sewage.
Patients highly rate the RD&E in CQC annual inpatient survey
20 Jun 2019
Patients at the RD&E highly rate the services provided, according to survey results released this week.
The annual Care Quality Commission (CQC) Inpatient Survey looked at the care of 70...
£6million award to expand diabetes research excellence at Exeter
18 Jun 2019
A £6million Government award will enable Exeter’s globally-renowned diabetes research to expand to the next level, enabling even more benefit to patient care.
The major investment is part of...
Exeter NHS champions recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours
11 Jun 2019
A Devon community healthcare champion and an Exeter clinical scientist who has helped to transform the lives of thousands of patients worldwide have been recognised by the Queen in her latest Birth...
Volunteer to help improve and shape local health services
3 Jun 2019
To coincide with national Volunteers Week, the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) is today calling for interested members of the public to give some of their time to support the...
Award-winning state-of-the-art NHS clinical laboratory launches quality ‘do-it-yourself’ home blood testing service
27 May 2019
A new regulated NHS-backed home blood testing service designed to help people take more control over their own health and deliver safe and precise test results across a range of key health markers ...
RD&E Ward Housekeepers win national sustainability award
24 May 2019
Ward Housekeepers from the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have fought off the competition to win a national award at the NHS Sustainability Awards.
The awards, which were held i...
RD&E relaunches Park and Ride service with new ‘Sowton Shuttle’
24 May 2019
Patients and visitors to the RD&E can avoid congestion and hand over the driving to someone else thanks to a new low-cost shuttle bus running from Sowton Park and Ride in Exeter.
Care Quality Commission maintains RD&E rating as ‘Good’ following inspection
30 Apr 2019
The RD&E has a “strong caring culture” with staff committed to putting patients’ needs first, according to a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection report released today.
The RD&E ...
Stroke patients benefit from new garden at the RD&E
12 Apr 2019
Patients on the Acute Stroke Unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust are now able to relax in a new, upgraded garden.
Work began on the garden in Autumn 2018 on the Acute Str...
RD&E midwife wins national award
2 Apr 2019
A midwife at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has fought off the competition to win a national award at the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) Annual Midwifery Awards.
RD&E helipad will be upgraded thanks to generous donation
29 Mar 2019
Work to upgrade the current helipad at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust will begin next month, thanks to a £1million donation from the County Air Ambulance HELP Appeal.
RD&E ward visiting hours changing to 10.30am-8pm from 1 April 2019
22 Mar 2019
Visiting friends and relatives in hospital at the Royal Devon and Exeter is now even easier, as the Trust opens up its visiting hours permanently.
From 1 April 2019, patient visiting will be...
RD&E comes third nationally in latest NHS Staff Survey
27 Feb 2019
The RD&E has achieved one of the highest scores in the country in the latest NHS Staff Survey.
The trust came third in the country compared to other similar NHS trusts when staff were as...
New genetic test improves safety of Inflammatory Bowel Disease treatments
27 Feb 2019
A genetic discovery will make treatment for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis safer, by identifying patients who are at risk of potentially deadly drug side effects.
A ground-breaking a...
RD&E renames hospital ward after world renowned surgeon
22 Feb 2019
The achievements of world renowned Orthopaedic Surgeon Professor Robin Ling OBE, co-developer of the innovative Exeter Hip, has been celebrated with the renaming of a ward at the Royal Devon and Ex...
Maternity services at the RD&E rated highly by local mums
4 Feb 2019
Maternity services at the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust have been rated highly by local mums in the 2018 National Maternity Survey.
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) survey ask...
Take care in winter weather - travel safe and avoid slips and falls
31 Jan 2019
During the very cold weather, there is an increased risk of injury from slips or falls in icy conditions. Make sure to take extra care when travelling in this weather, particularly older people and...
The first of Devon’s Nursing Associates complete their training
31 Jan 2019
Celebrations took place at Devon hospitals this week as some of the county’s frontline nursing staff are among the first to qualify as Nursing Associates.
Introduced alongside other roles to...
Royal Devon and Exeter spinal surgeon leads national report to help improve care for patients
30 Jan 2019
A consultant spine surgeon from the RD&E has published a national report into spinal services which aims to improve care for tens of thousands of patients.
Mike Hutton, who has been at t...
New Rheumatology clinics begin in Okehampton and Honiton hospitals
25 Jan 2019
Rheumatology patients at the RD&E will now be able to have treatment closer to home as new clinics begin in Okehampton and Honiton hospitals this month.
Both hospitals will hold three ap...
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital neonatal unit receives prestigious award from baby charity Bliss
15 Jan 2019
On 15 January, the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital became the first hospital in South West England to receive a prestigious award for their neonatal unit from the UK’s leading premature and sick ba...
Dementia patients at the RD&E benefit from MP3 players
11 Jan 2019
Patients suffering from dementia at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital will now benefit from MP3 players filled with music from their youth, thanks to a new partnership with the Purple Angel Globa...