Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre (PEOC)

Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre (PEOC)

The Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre, also known as PEOC, is based at the Royal Devon and Exeter (Wonford) Hospital.

At the centre we diagnose, treat, correct and repair bones, joints, muscles, ligaments and the spine. We are proud of our international reputation for clinical excellence and innovation in this specialist field known as orthopaedics and rheumatology.

More about us

Patients come to PEOC for a range of treatments, including surgery on bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

We provide:

  • Specialist emergency trauma care when someone has a serious injury or wound, usually from an accident; and
  • Planned treatment for patients with medical conditions affecting their health and wellbeing.

Our services include:

  • Hips - a comprehensive hip care service for adults of all ages, including routine and complex surgeries.
  • Knees - all knee problems including sports, arthritis, revision surgery and complex lower limb trauma.
  • Hand, wrist and elbow - an extensive range of hand, wrist and elbow treatments including physiotherapy and surgery
  • Spinal - a comprehensive service to assess, diagnose and treat all conditions which affect the adult and child spine.
  • Foot and ankle - all conditions, including routine and complex surgeries.

In the community:

We also provide excellent surgical and nursing care in community hospitals for patients of the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre at:

  • Sidmouth Victoria Hospital where our consultant surgeons carry out shoulder, elbow and knee surgery. Their patients are able to return home the same day they have their operation.
  • Tiverton & District Hospital where our surgeons perform ankle, foot and knee surgery. Their patients are able to return home the same day they have their operation.

Opening times

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Getting here

The Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre is located at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) - the centre’s address and postcode is:

Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre
Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)
Barrack Road

We are based within the main hospital building and have our own entrance a short walk from the main hospital entrance (including a small number of drop off spaces for cars). 

We have maps of the main Wonford site and the main hospital wards.

Park and Ride

Our park and ride service offers a convenient and easy alternative to driving and parking at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) site. Simply park for free at the Sowton Park and Ride site and buy your ticket onboard the PR3/SPR3 bus.

The Sowton Park and Ride site is located on Sidmouth Road, near Junction 30 of the M5, to the east of the city. The postcode is EX2 5GL and its location is highlighted on the map below.

Click here for the latest Park and Ride timetable

The buses go directly to the Wonford site, stopping at the RILD (Research Innovation Learning & Development) building, the RD&E Hospital's main entrance, and the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre (PEOC). The buses also stop at the Digby Park and Ride site, which provides parking for staff only.

The Park and Ride is one of the most cost-effective forms of transport, with an adult return costing £2 (£1.50 single) and a child return costing £1 (80p single). 

A return ticket is only £1.50 for all English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) pass holders.

Public transport

The hospital is easily accessible using public transport and other sustainable means of travel.

We are well served by local bus routes, from across Devon. A number of services stop at the hospital, whereas others require a connection with a local bus route from Exeter City Centre.

Both the main Exeter train stations, St Davids and Exeter Central, are around three miles from the hospital and are served by buses that travel directly to our site.

For help planning your journey and the latest timetables please visit the websites below:


The hospital site is around one and a half miles from Exeter City centre and takes approximately 30 minutes on foot.


Bike paths run throughout Exeter and the hospital site is easily accessible by bike. Bicycle parking is available across the site, particularly outside the main hospital entrance.

Car parking

Car parking on site is limited, with a number of paid car parks, which are highlighted on the map of our car parks. We encourage visitors to use public transport and other sustainable means of travel whenever possible (see the sections above for details).

Under section 7 of the Health and Medicines Act 1988 Hospitals were permitted and encouraged to introduce Income Generation schemes, to fund their services.

Our patient and visitor car parks are now controlled by Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras (ANPR), which will capture vehicle registrations on entry. Users simply enter their registration at the car park terminal when they return to their cars at the end of their hospital visit, and pay for the time used. Payment can be made with cash, card or contactless, or via mobile phone app. Please note the payment machines do not give change.

Car registrations are recorded only for the purposes of car park charging, and are used in compliance with Data Protection laws.

Car parking charges

  • Up to 2 Hours: £2.50
  • Up to 3 Hours: £3.50
  • Up to 4 Hours: £4.50
  • Up to 5 Hours: £5.50
  • Up to 6 Hours: £6.50
  • Up to 7 Hours: £7.50
  • 7-24 Hours: £12.50

Weekly tickets are available from the General Office, Main Entrance for patients/visitors £26.00

These charges are in operation 24/7

Entitled to free parking?

If you are currently entitled to free parking at the hospital, this will continue to be the case.

Blue Badge Holders: Simply take your Blue Badge to a reception desk on entering the hospital, and your vehicle registration will be registered for free parking. You will not need to do anything further on leaving the car park.

Volunteer drivers: Will be able to register for a 12 month permit via the staff Parking Portal, but in the meantime, you can just check your vehicle registration number in at a reception desk.

Carers and parents with children in hospital overnight: Register your vehicle at reception or at Bramble ward

Patients visiting on a regular basis for treatment i.e. Oncology, Haematology, Renal and Diabetes departments: When you attend your department reception as normal, please give the reception staff your vehicle registration number and vehicle details and they will add your vehicle to the exemption list.

Contact details

For general enquiries, please call our main hospital switchboard on 01392 411611, available 24 hours a day.


The centre has a small café and seating area. 

Visitors to our centre are in easy reach of the main Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) facilities, including a restaurant, coffee bar and cafés.

Last updated: May 14, 2024.