Okement ward

Okement ward is located at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). We care for patients with a range of gastrointestinal, hepatic and nutritional conditions, as well as other general medical conditions. Okement is a 27-bedded ward with four single-sex bays and four side rooms.

The ward works closely with the endoscopy unit and other health professionals, including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, the nutritional and intestinal failure support team, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) nurses, hepatology, upper GI cancer and palliative care nurse specialists.

We aim to provide the best possible care and support to you and your family. We have quality goals on Okement in areas such as nursing quality, cleanliness, plus patient and staff safety and satisfaction. These goals are measured in different ways by the trust, ourselves and other external agencies. We always seek to obtain feedback from our patients so that we are aware of how we have met expectations or what we could do better.

Contact us

If you want to get in touch with the ward, you can contact us on either: 01392 402800 or 01392 402801.

Where to find us

Northern Services

North Devon District Hospital 

North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

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.

Eastern services

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) 

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)

Barrack Road



Endoscopy: Level 2, Area N

Okement Ward: Level 2, Area F

Clinics: Level 1, Area D


Exeter Community Hospital (Whipton)

Exeter Community Hospital (Whipton)
Hospital Lane

Telephone: 01392 405488

Email: rduh.echwhiptonreception@nhs.net 

Our surgical day case unit has an operating theatre and endoscopy suite.

Tiverton Community Hospital

Tiverton and District Hospital
Kennedy Way
EX16 6N

Telephone: 01884 235 400.

We also carry out endoscopy procedures in the day case unit at Tiverton Community Hospital. 


Meet the team

Northern services

Consultant Gastroenterologists:
Dr Andrew Davis

Consultant Colorectal Surgeons:
Mrs Katie Cross- Lead for Surgical IBD

Nurse Endoscopist
Tanja Brackenbury

Clinical Nurse Specialist- IBD Gastroenterology
Monica Chan

Nutrition Nurse
Stephanie Foster - check

Hepatology Specialist Practitioner
Gary Marlow - check 

Medical Secretaries/ Administrative Support
Adele Atherton
Kelly Adams
Barbara Saunders


Eastern services

Leadership team

  • Rebecca Ody, Cluster Manager
  • Ben Brierley, Lead Nurse
  • Dr Shyam Prasad, Lead Clinician
  • Dr Chris Calvert, Endoscopy Clinical Lead


  • Dr Shyam Prasad
  • Dr Chris Calvert
  • Dr Tawfique Daneshmend
  • Dr Tarek Shirazi
  • Dr John Christie
  • Prof Tariq Ahmad
  • Dr Nick Kennedy
  • Dr James Goodhand
  • Dr Lin Lee Wong
  • Dr Ben Hudson
  • Dr Christina Levick
  • Dr Jane Chalmers
  • Dr Jonathan Digby-Bell
  • Dr John Rogers 

Who might I see?

Gastroenterologists are doctors with specialist training and experience in the investigation and management of symptoms and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

You will be allocated a named consultant gastroenterologist. They will be responsible for your overall care and be kept up to date with your progress, but you will not necessarily see them at each appointment. The consultants are supported by a team of doctors undergoing higher specialist training and research (registrars and fellows), specialist nurses, nurse endoscopists, technicians and Allied Health Professionals. 

Patient information leaflets

We produce a wide range of leaflets which provide information about our services and about the treatment you might receive in our clinics or during your stay in hospital. 

We also produce these in different formats including large print, please contact the department you are visiting for more information.

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Last updated: January 11, 2023