National industrial action

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) is taking strike action at a number of NHS trusts, including Torbay and South Devon, on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 February. The industrial action is a national dispute between the Government and trades unions about terms and conditions.

The safety of our patients and staff remains our top priority, and we are committed to keeping disruption to services to a minimum on these dates, but the following services will be affected:

The minor injury unit at Totnes will be closed on 6 and 7 February. It will reopen on Wednesday 8 February.

The urgent treatment centre at Newton Abbot will be open, but at the reduced hours of 9am to 5pm both days. It will be open from 8am to 8pm on Wednesday 8 February.

Appointments: Please continue to attend your appointment unless you hear from us. We will contact you if we need to rearrange your appointment.

Our emergency department (ED): Please continue to call 999 or visit our ED if you have a life-threatening emergency.

Please be aware that our hospitals, like the wider NHS and local health and care system, are really busy:

  • If you have a minor illness or minor injury, local GP surgeries and pharmacies are open.
  • If you have an urgent medical problem that isn’t an emergency and aren’t sure what to do, contact 111 first by phone or online – they will provide immediate medical advice and direct you to the best care for your needs.

Patient / Visitor information – COVID-19

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made some changes to our services for the safety and care of our patients and staff. Please visit our COVID-19 information page to see the latest information.

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