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North Tees and Hartlpool health trust cancels elective operations for two weeks as NHS struggles to cope with winter demand
Labour accused Jeremy Hunt of "doing a Grayling", after the Health Secretary - like his Transport ... Royal Cornwall Hospital and University Hospitals Of Leicester NHS Trust and Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust have all said they have declared ... read more
North Devon health trust adopts freewheeler courier
A volunteer-run medical emergency courier service has been adopted by a Devon health trust. The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust will use Devon Freewheelers (DFW) to transport blood, organs, drugs and breast milk for free. The charity will provide the ... read more
Devon man reveals what it's like to be in a coma
When Simon ‘Storm’ Norman was admitted to the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDDH) after a gall bladder stone blocked his pancreas, his condition deteriorated. He developed pancreatitis and was put into an induced coma. Doctors gave him a 50/50 ... read more
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Grandmother death : NHS failings
Dr Alison Diamond, Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust In a joint statement, the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust apologised to Mrs Smith's family. Both the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and Plymouth Hospitals NHS ... read more
Devon hospitals report serious surgical errors
The Royal Devon and Exeter, Northern Devon Healthcare and South Devon Healthcare trusts each reported two never events. At the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, one event involved surgery being carried out on the wrong body part and the other ... read more
NHS 70th birthday party in Barnstaple
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is hosting the free family event on Sunday, July 1 to mark the 70th birthday of the National health Service. The day will be packed full of activities, with plenty of fun for all ages, including tours of the hospital ... read more
Swindells names and shames NHS trusts not submitting RTT reports
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust East and North Herts NHS Trust Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust RTT reports include data which indicate how ... read more
North Devon health trust 'short of 100 nurses'
It comes after Devon and Cornwall health trusts revealed they had about 800 vacancies in January. Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust is holding a recruitment drive to boost numbers. The trust blamed the "ongoing" national shortage of nurses and ... read more
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust provides a range of acute, community and pan-Devon specialist services and currently serves a population of 484,000 people (65% of the population of Devon) across 1,300 square miles. The Trust experienced the following ... read more
North Devon hospital bed closures could be 'dangerous'
The letter said the proposals to close more than 30 community beds in north Devon caused "grave concern over patient safety". It called on the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust to rethink ... process over the possible bed closures, which concludes ... read more