Royal College of Nursing industrial action
The Royal College of Nursing has informed us it will take industrial action on Thursday 15 and Tuesday 20 December.
The safety of our patients remains our priority, and we are working with union representatives to put in place robust procedures to maintain services and their safety, and welfare.
We will contact patients if their procedure or outpatient appointment is cancelled. Please attend appointments as usual if you have not heard from us.
Our emergency department will be open as normal, but if it is not an emergency, patients consider calling your GP first, or visiting a pharmacist for advice and the treatment of minor ailments, or using 111.nhs.uk
Water leak affecting part of Torbay Hospital site
As a result of a small water leak affecting part of our Torbay Hospital site we have had to cancel a number of appointments this morning (Thursday 1 December 2022). All patients whose appointments are affected are being personally contacted. Unless we contact you direct, please attend your appointment as planned.
Urgent and emergency care services are operating as normal as are our maternity services and the majority of outpatient services. Virtual appointments will still continue as usual.
We apologise for the short notice and any inconvenience this will cause. We will rearrange all appointments as soon as possible.
We will keep you updated with any developments and potential impact on other services.