Exmouth Hospital

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Exmouth is one of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust’s community hospitals. These smaller hospitals offer a range of services to provide care locally.

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Doris Heard Ward

There are currently 16 medical inpatient beds at the hospital in the Doris Heard Ward.

Minor Injuries Unit (MIU)

There is also a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU), for injuries that do not require A&E attention (such as sprains, strains, burns, bites, wounds, breaks, aches or pains), an X-ray department and Day Surgery Unit (DSU).

Other services

In addition, a range of services and clinics are provided which enable people to be cared for closer to home and in their own community.

The services are mainly provided by the RD&E, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and a number of other providers.

The hospital is fully wheelchair accessible. 

League of Friends

Exmouth League of Friends, raises money to spend on all aspects of comfort and care for the hospital and its community.

Contact Chair: David Bassett davidbassett6@btinternet.com  

Opening times

Visiting times - Doris Heard Ward

Visiting restrictions currently apply due to Coronavirus. 

We are now able to permit one visitor per patient for up to one hour per day, between 3pm and 7pm, by appointment only.

Appointments must be made in advance. Please telephone to make an appointment with the ward staff between 9am - 11am, on the morning of the day you wish to visit, at the latest. 

Remember, you will need to wear a face covering in the hospital, and maintain social distancing rules of 2 metres throughout any visit.

Click here for more details on the latest visitor information. This includes other ways to stay in touch with your loved ones, via our Family Liaison Service. 

Thank you for your understanding.

Getting here

Exmouth Hospital is located at Claremont Grove in Exmouth, EX8 2JN.

If possible, we encourage people to use public transport and other sustainable means of travel. 

  • We are easily accessible by local bus routes.
  • Exmouth train station is located around 0.7 miles away.
  • Bike racks are available. 

For help planning your journey please see the following websites:

Limited car parking is available.


Drinks and snacks are available from a vending machine in the main foyer.

Contact details

Main Hospital Switchboard Telephone:

01395 279684

Doris Heard Ward Telephone: 01395 282010




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