Disclaimer and copyright statement


The information contained within this site is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical care by a qualified doctor or health care professionals. Always seek the advice of your doctor or other health care professional before starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment. Alternatively contact NHS 111.

While we have taken every care to compile accurate information and to keep it up-to-date, we cannot guarantee its correctness and completeness. The information provided on this site does not constitute business, medical or other professional advice, and is subject to change. In no event will Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust be responsible or liable directly or indirectly, for damages or liabilities relating in any way to the use (or misuse) of information contained within or accessed through this site.

Links to third party sites

This web site contains links to web sites not under the control of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust. These links are provided as a convenience only. The inclusion of any link does not in any way imply or express endorsement or sponsorship, nor does not linking to a site imply lack of endorsement by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust.

Website access

We cannot guarantee uninterrupted access to this website, or the sites to which it links. We accept no responsibility for any damages arising from the loss of use of this information or disruption/damage to your computer system/data while using this site.


Our website places cookies, which are small data files, on your computer or hand held device. This is standard practice for all websites.

For more information about cookies, including how we use them and how to disable them, read our full privacy and cookies policy.


The copyright in any material contained within this web site including, without limitation, the logo of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust (“Trust”) is, unless otherwise expressly stated, the sole property of the Trust. Copying or use of the logo of the Trust is not permitted without the express prior written consent of the Trust, contact: Communications Team.

You may display and, subject to any expressly stated restrictions or limitations relating to specific material, download portions of the material from the different areas of the web site solely for your own non-commercial use, educational purposes or internal circulation within your organisation. The material must be acknowledged as Trust copyright and you must give the title of the source document / publication. Where we have identified any third party copyright material you will need to obtain permission from the copyright holders concerned before using such material. You further agree not to change or delete any proprietary notices from materials downloaded from this site.

If you wish to re-use any material for purposes other than those listed above you are required to advise the Trust by email: Information Governance.

Email communications

All emails from the site are treated in the strictest confidence. Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust has a legal and moral obligation to protect personal data; therefore we regret that patient information cannot be transmitted by email.

Any messages sent to the Communications Team for the attention of a third party at Torbay Hospital will, where possible, be forwarded promptly but delivery cannot be guaranteed.


Photography – Andrew Nadolski and NHS Photo Library / Tim Hetherington.


Enquiries regarding logo, editorial and use of copyright material to:

Digital Media and Communications Team
Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
Torbay Hospital
Hengrave House
Lowes Bridge
Torquay TQ2 7AA

Tel: 01803 210510