Ear, nose and throat services

General ENT refers to a wide range of conditions affecting the ear, nose and throat. This includes:

  • Rhinology: all aspects of nose and sinus disease including allergy, infection, inflammatory conditions and tumours.
  • Otology: treatment of infection, disease and damage to the ear to improve hearing and balance.
  • Laryngology: treatment of infections of the throat and larynx to ease speech and swallowing

Information and about us

Our team of specialist surgeons, supported by nurses and other healthcare staff look after adults and children with ear, nose and throat conditions, including:

  • Sinus problems, allergy, nasal polyps, nasal injuries, nasal deviations and breathing difficulties
  • Conditions affecting the tonsils, adenoids, hoarseness, swallowing difficulties and sleep apnoea
  • Ear conditions, such as deafness, dizziness, glue ear, tinnitus, grommets, Meniere’s disease, perforations and mastoid surgery
  • Emergency department services for patients with urgent acute problems
  • Routine and urgent, new outpatient and follow-up appointments for ENT patients

We can often help our patients using medicines and advice first, using surgery only where necessary.

We also provide services that help treat conditions such as:

  • Tonsillitis
  • Quinsy
  • epistaxis
  • nasal fracture and nasal deviations
  • anosmia
  • post nasal drip and nasal discharge
  • Glands, lumps, cysts and foreign bodies
  • Globus
  • dysphasia
  • swallowing difficulty
  • otitis external
  • cholesteatoma
  • eustachian tube dysfunction
  • exostosis
  • cancer

Contact us

Eastern services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

We can be contacted via the main hospital switchboard on 01392 411611


Northern services

North Devon District Hospital 

Main switchboard on 01271 322577

Where to find us

Your healthcare professional will advise where your appointment will take place. Your appointment may take place at one of our outpatient clinics situated within our main hospital sites or within the community.

ENT day-case and inpatient surgery are available at both acute sites. However, Head and Neck surgery is only at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) along with the majority of on-call emergency ENT services.

Eastern services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)

Barrack Road





Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB


Meet the team

Northern services


Eastern services

Our consultants include:

  • Mr Mohamed Abo-Khatwa
  • Mr George Barrett
  • Mr Malcolm Hilton
  • Mr Andrew Husband
  • Mr Rupert Ricks
  • Mr Joel Smith
  • Mr Graeme Weiner
  • Mrs Helena Wilson

Audiology services

Many patients with ear-related symptoms can be seen directly in the Audiology service, by specialist Audiologists who work in extended roles.

Find out more

Last updated: November 15, 2022.