Exmouth Hospital

Exmouth Hospital

Exmouth is one of the Royal Devon’s community hospitals. These smaller hospitals offer a range of services to provide care locally.

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Doris Heard Ward

There are currently 16 medical inpatient beds at the hospital in the Doris Heard Ward.

Other services

In addition, a range of services and clinics are provided which enable people to be cared for closer to home and in their own community.

The services are mainly provided by the Royal Devon and a number of other providers.

The hospital is fully wheelchair accessible. 

League of Friends

Exmouth League of Friends, raises money to spend on all aspects of comfort and care for the hospital and its community.

Contact Chair: David Bassett davidbassett6@btinternet.com  

Exmouth Minor Injuries Unit (MIU)

There is also a Minor Injuries Unit (MIU), for injuries that do not require A&E attention (such as sprains, strains, burns, bites, wounds, breaks, aches or pains), an X-ray department and Day Surgery Unit (DSU). The service primarily caters to patients aged 2 and above and does not cater to abdominal pain or dizziness. Please phone 111 for advice on this.

Current opening times for the MIU, including bank holidays (except Christmas Day), are:

  • Monday: 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday: 8am-3.30pm
  • Wednesday: 8am-8pm
  • Thursday: 8am-3.30pm
  • Friday: 8am-8pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday 8am-8pm

Last patient book-in time is half an hour before the unit closes.

Any changes to opening times will be shared on https://www.facebook.com/NHSRoyalDevon

X-ray facilities are available at Exmouth MIU at the following times:

  • Monday to Friday: 9.15am-4.30pm (last request at 4.15pm)
  • Saturday to Sunday: No X-ray facility scheduled*

*X-ray may be provided if resource is available. Please check with reception.

Opening times

There are no medical inpatient beds at Exmouth Hospital but we offer a range of services and clinics to help care for people in their community.

The Minor Injuries Unit is open:

  • Monday: 8am-8pm
  • Tuesday: 8am-3.30pm
  • Wednesday: 8am-8pm
  • Thursday: 8am-3.30pm
  • Friday: 8am-8pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday 8am-8pm

Please check our Facebook account or the NHSquicker app for updates on any changes to these opening times. Help us help you and use NHS 111 to make sure you get the care you need.

Getting here

The hospital’s address and postcode is:

Exmouth Hospital
Claremont Grove
Exmouth
EX8 2JN

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

  • We are easily accessible by local bus routes.
  • Exmouth train station is located around 0.7 miles away.
  • Bike racks are available. 

For help planning your journey please see the following websites:

Limited car parking is available.

Contact details

Main Hospital Switchboard Telephone: 01395 279684

Doris Heard Ward Telephone: 01395 282010

E-mail: rduh.exmouthreception@nhs.net 

Last updated: July 09, 2024.