Newton Abbot Community Hospital

Newton Abbot Community 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.

Visiting hours
Open visiting between 8am – 8pm.

However we would appreciate it if you could avoid mealtimes between 12 noon – 1pm, and 5pm – 6pm

We hope that these times provide more flexibility for relatives and carers.

General information
There is a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) and X-ray facilities (see opening times).

X-ray facilities times may vary, so it is advisable to check with the hospital’s Main Reception. X-ray services may not be available everyday however if attending MIU, you will be assessed fully by the MIU Nurse practitioner and provided with an appropriate treatment plan to meet your clinical needs.

Services provided
Children’s and Adolescent Services
Colorectal
Cystic Fibrosis (RD&E)
Dermatology
Diabetic Medicine
Diagnostic Physiological Measurement
Ear, Nose and Throat
Endocrinology and Metabolic Medicine
Gastrointestinal and Liver Services
Genetics (RD&E)
Geriatric Medicine (Care of the Elderly)
Gynaecology
Heart Failure Nurses
Hick and PICC Line Clinic
Imaging
Lower Limb Therapy Service
Maternity Services
Minor Injury Unit
Neurology
Ophthalmology
Orthopaedics
Orthotics
Pain Management and Pain Psychology
Physiotherapy
Podiatry Services
Respiratory Medicine
Rheumatology
SARC Counselling Sessions
Speech and Language Therapy (adult and children)
Stop Smoking Services
Surgery (breast)
Torbay Sexual Medicine Service
Urology
Vascular Surgery
X-ray

Minor Injuries Open 8:00 – 20:00 7 Days a Week Including Bank Holidays (01626 324500)

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),
infected wounds,
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,

TRANSPORT GUIDE

Bus

The number 75 bus is approximately 10 minutes from Newton Abbot bus station (Sherborne Road)

Rail

Newton Abbot Railway station is approximately 1 mile from the hospital. The number 75 bus from the station stops at the hospital.

Travelling by car

On-site parking arrangements: The site operates a pay and display car park for visitors and permits for staff. There are 80 spaces in the main car park plus 33 in the overflow car park. These spaces run a pay and display scheme. Plus a 15 minute dropping off/pick up point

Parking Charges:

Up to 2 hours £2

3 Hours £3

4 Hours £4

5 Hours £6

6 Hours £8

8 Hours £10

24 Hours £15

The Newton Abbot Hospital League of Friends Chair is Pam Honeywill and can be contacted on 01626 324500.

 

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