Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Heavitree)

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Heavitree)

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Heavitree) is closely linked to Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) and houses a number of its acute services. 

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Services at Heavitree include the following (many are provided as outpatient clinics): 

  • Audiology
  • Breast Care
  • Beacon Team Midwives
  • Cancer care
  • Day Case Surgery 
  • Dermatology
  • Dietetics
  • Fertility Clinic
  • Genetics
  • Haemodialysis
  • Occupational Health
  • Orthodontics
  • Orthopaedics
  • Orthoptics
  • Pain management
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry

There are no in-patient services at Heavitree.

Other partner services located here include the Devon Primary Care Trust Dental Access Centre, Chiropody and Podiatry Service, the National Artificial Eye Service, and the Devon Air Ambulance shop.

Opening times

Click here to see the latest visitor information.

Getting here

The hospital’s address and postcode is:

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Heavitree)
Gladstone Road

The hospital is just behind the large Waitrose on Heavitree Road.

We encourage visitors to use public transport and other sustainable means of travel whenever possible. 

Public transport 

The hospital is easily accessible using public transport. 

  • We are well served by local bus routes and a number of services stop near to the hospital.
  • Exeter City Central Train Station is around 1 mile away.
  • St David's Train Station is around 1.5 miles away. 

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


The hospital is just under 1 mile from Exeter City Centre and takes approximately 15 minutes on foot. 


Bike paths run throughout Exeter and the hospital site is easily accessible by bike. Bike parking is available.

Park and Ride 

The Green (GRN) Park & Ride service which runs from both Matford (EX2 8FD) to Sowton (EX2 5GL) serves the Heavitree site, with stops adjacent to Waitrose and University of Exeter's St Luke's Campus.

Please visit the Stagecoach website. You will need to search for GRN using the 'Live bus times' option to access the timetable and further information about the service

Car parking on site

Car parking on site is limited, with a number of paid car parks. We encourage visitors to use public transport and other sustainable means of travel whenever possible (see 'Getting here' section 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.


Fine fillings

An a la carte sandwich bar serving a wide range of freshly made sandwiches and baguettes (made to order), baked jacket potatoes, pasties, cakes and a selection of hot & cold beverages.

Open to patients, visitors and staff.

Outside space

There are attractive gardens with seating that you are welcome to use.

Pay phones

A pay phone is available at the Hospital Main Entrance.

Wards at RD&E (Wonford)

Click here for details including contact details.

Contact details

For general enquiries, please call our main hospital switchboard on 01392 411611, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

For further contacts please visit our Get in touch page.

Please see our services pages for direct contact details for our services. 

Last updated: January 26, 2024.