THE NEW HOSPITAL
The new two-storey hospital is now open with facilities including a rehabilitation unit, a minor injury and illness centre, an out-of-hours service, a small maternity unit and a range of outpatient facilities.
However some controversy exists towards where the new hospital is being sited. This is due to the fact that the hospital is being built on top of land which contains old mine shafts and is on the river Teign floodplain which suffered serious flooding during the winter of 2001.
Minor Injuries Open 8:00 – 22:00 (01626 324628)
Minor Injuries Units can treat a wide variety of problems including:
cuts and grazes,
sprains and strains,
broken bones (fractures),
bites and stings (including human bites),
minor head injuries, and
eye problems, such as minor eye infections, scratches or something that is stuck in your eye.
You do not need an appointment to visit a Minor Injuries Unit
Minor Injury Units are also not normally equipped to treat children under three years of age.
If you’re not sure whether your injury can be treated in a Minor Injuries Unit, telephone NHS Direct on 0845 4647. They will be able to advise you,
Nearest Bus Stop: West Gold Road
Serviced by Bus Route No: Country Bus 75
Nearest Bus Stop: Jetty Marsh Road which is a 1 minute walk to the Hospital
Serviced by Bus Route No: Stagecoach 2 & X64 or Country Bus 182 & 79A
For information on travelling by bus visit http://www.devon.gov.uk/index/transportroads/public_transport/buses.htm
For information on bus timetables visit www.traveline.info or telephone 0871 200 22 33 or alternatively contact the Local Bus Operators by clicking the links to visit their websites or telephoning them:
Telephone: 01392 427711
Telephone: 0845 600 1420
On-Site Parking Arrangements: The site operates a pay and display car park for visitors and permits for staff.
Up to 2 hours £0.90
2 to 3 hours £1.60
Over 3 hours £3.90
Motorcycle and moped parking is free of charge at any PCT site, within allocated motorcycle parking bays (where applicable) and if not motorcyclists are asked to considerately park.