Macleod Diabetes and Endocrine Centre


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The MacLeod Diabetes and Endocrine and Metabolic centre offers specialist treatment and support for people with diabetes, endocrinology, lipid and weight management problems.

The centre has an international reputation for award-winning research, particularly into rarer genetic forms of diabetes and type 1 diabetes. 

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Our team includes consultants, specialist nurses, psychologists, dietitians, podiatrists and other healthcare professionals. We provide inpatient, outpatient care and community care.

For further information about us please visit our Clinical Services pages

Getting here

The Macleod Diabetes and Endocrine Centre is located on the site of the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford), at Barrack Rd, Exeter, EX2 5DW. 

Wonford hospital site

Most of our clinics are held in the Centre, which is situated just off Haldon View Terrace near to the corner with Barrack Rd. We advise that you do not come to the main hospital entrance, which is a 10 minute walk.

Click here for a map of the RD&E Wonford site

We also offer diabetes and endocrine clinics at Honiton Hospital.

Public transport 

The Wonford hospital site is easily accessible using public transport and other sustainable means of travel. 

We are well served by local bus routes, from across Devon. A number of services stop at the hospital, whereas others require a connection with a local bus route from Exeter City Centre.

Both the main Exeter train stations, St Davids and Exeter Central, are around three miles from the hospital and are served by buses that travel directly to our site. 

For help planning your journey and the latest timetables please visit the websites below:

Walking

We are based around one and a half miles from Exeter City centre and it takes approximately 30 minutes on foot. 

Bikes 

Bike paths run throughout Exeter and the hospital site is easily accessible by bike. Bike parking is available across the site, particularly outside the main hospital entrance.

Click here for a map of our bicycle parks

Park and Ride 

There is a Park and Ride bus service from the Sowton Park and Ride site, which is situated just off the M5 and A30 junctions to the east of the city.

The buses go directly to the RD&E Wonford site, stopping at the Peninsula Medical School (RILD), the Hospital's main entrance, and the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre (PEOC).

The Park & Ride is one of the most cost-effective forms of transport, with an adult return costing £2 (£1.50 single) and a child return costing £1 (80p single). 

A return ticket is only £1.50 for all English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) pass holders.

Click here for the latest Park & Ride timetables

Car parking

Car parking onsite is limited, with a number of paid car parks. We encourage visitors to use public transport and other sustainable means of travel whenever possible. 

Click here to see a map of car parking at Wonford Hospital

Under section 7 of the Health and Medicines Act 1988 Hospitals were permitted and encouraged to introduce Income Generation schemes, to fund their services.

The current charges for the RD&E on site parking at Wonford are as follows:

  • 20 Minutes free parking
  • £2.50 for up to two hours
  • £4.50 for up to four hours
  • £8.50 for all eight hours
  • £26.00 for a weekly ticket

The RD&E Trust has provided free parking for patients attending the Wonford and Heavitree sites for regular treatment, for a number of years. The main, although not exclusive, areas that we currently provide free parking for are:

  • Cancer Services
  • Haematology
  • Renal Dialysis
  • Paediatric Oncology
  • Special Care Baby Unit
  • Diabetes
  • Disabled badge holders

In addition, free parking is given to parents who are resident at the hospital as a result of their children being inpatients or who have individual requirements warranting special consideration.

Facilities

The centre is a short walk from the main Wonford Hospital facilities

Contact details

Clinic reception

01392 403846

Use this number if you have already attended our clinic and have queries about a new or a follow-up appointment. This number can also be used for general enquiries, but first please check below for the number you require.

Diabetes specialist nurse

Call the switchboard on 01392 411611 and ask for the "Operator".

When you are put through to a switchboard operator, please ask them to put you through to the "adult diabetes nurse on call".  You may have to wait a few minutes to be connected (for example, if they are already taking a call).

A nurse is on call Monday to Friday for routine enquiries from 9am to 5pm. For urgent enquiries, they are available from 9am-8pm every day including the weekend. 

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