Bideford Community Hospital

Bideford Community Hospital

From Friday 1 July, through to early September, a weekend MIU service (Friday to Monday) will be provided from 10am to 6pm by two fully qualified private ambulance staff in the Ilfracombe MIU.

More information

Please note – we have temporarily closed Bideford MIU. Anyone requiring non-emergency treatment should call NHS 111 or visit

Bideford Community Hospital was built in 1924 and extended several times, with the latest extension opened in 1994.

Many different consultant out-patient clinics are held here, including general surgery, urology, orthopaedics, ophthalmology, gastroenterology, respiratory medicine, neurology, rheumatology, geriatric medicine and gynaecology. Many nurse-led specialist clinics are also held here.

Getting here

The hospital’s address and postcode is:

Bideford Community Hospital
Abbotsham Road
EX39 3AG

If possible, we encourage people to use public transport and other sustainable means of travel. 

We are easily accessible by local bus routes.

For help planning your journey please see the following websites:


In the patient parking areas, there is a pay and display system which is clearly signposted. Spaces are limited so please allow plenty of time to park.

Drivers displaying a valid blue disability badge can park in designated spaces at no charge.

The pay and display charges are:

  • Up to 2 hours – £1.80
  • Up to 4 hours – £2.10
  • Up to 24 hours – £4.10

Parking charges apply at all times. These can be paid by cash, phone or online (RingGo). Details are clearly displayed on the tariff signs.

Free parking for registered carers

Carers accompanying the cared for person to clinics or appointments at Bideford Hospital and Barnstaple Health Centre can have free parking when they display their Devon Carers Alert Card on the dashboard so the parking attendant can see it.

For more information about the alert card please visit Devon Carers

Clinics and services at Bideford Community Hospital

Audiology (adults and children)
Bladder and bowel
Cardiac rehab
Community Health & Social Care Team, which includes reablement team, occupational therapists and social services, and District Nursing Team
Depression and anxiety service
Diabetes (adults and children)
General surgery
Heart failure
Minor Injuries Unit (temporarily closed)
MS service
Occupational health
Ophthalmology – includes glaucoma monitoring, imaging and paediatrics
Orthopaedic physiotherapy
Pain management team
Speech & language therapy (adult and children)
Violent patient scheme

Contact details

Tel: 01271 322577

Postal address:

Bideford Community Hospital
Abbotsham Road
EX39 3AG


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Last updated: November 16, 2022