The winter season is well and truly upon us which inevitably leads to a rise in people experiencing health issues. We want to help you get the right treatment for your ailment or condition and to let you know that Torbay Hospital's Accident & Emergency department (A&E) isn't always the most appropriate place. Many people could be more efficiently treated by other NHS services in the area, often closer to home too. Take a look at this short film to help you choose better!
Integrated care – the future of our local health and care services
2015 is set to be the start for many important changes to your local NHS as two trusts merge and the health and care community works together to deliver more integrated care.
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust plan to join together to become one new Integrated Care Organisation.
More information can be found on our integrating hospital and community care pages.
Notice of Election
The Trust gives notice that it will hold an election to the Council of Governors of the South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust. An election is to be held for the following posistion: 1 Staff Governor in the following constituency: Clinical (1 vacancy). All nomination papers should be received by the Returning Officer, John Box, at the address as detailed above, by 5pm on Monday 9th March 2015.
National Apprenticeship Week 2015 - Providing work opportunities in Torbay
South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a drop-in event at the Horizon Centre, Torbay Hospital on Thursday 12 March as part of National Apprenticeship Week 2015.
Appeal to public to keep A & E for emergencies only
Health professionals across South Devon and Torbay are appealing to local people to help ease the pressure on emergency departments by not using them unless in an emergency. Like many hospitals across the country, Torbay Hospital is currently experiencing additional pressures on its services. This is not preventing the hospital from admitting new patients, but staff are having to take actions to ensure that those with the most need are cared for as a priority.