Level 7
Torbay Hospital
Lowes Bridge
Torquay TQ2 7AA

Telephone via Switchboard: 0300 456 8000 (local rate) or 01803 614567


The Medical Division co-ordinate the wards and services listed below.

Cheetham HillElderly care
George EarleStroke Unit
HutchingsElderly care
SimpsonDiabetes Services
TurnerHaematology and cancer care. Also see Palliative Care, Cancer Support Services.
Oncology UnitAlso see Ricky Grant Unit
Heart & Lung UnitOutpatient and investigation unit in cardiology and respiratory medicine.
MATThe Medical Admissions Team or MAT operates a hospital-at-home service.
OsteoporosisIdentifying those at higher risk of osteoporosis.
Ricky Grant Day CentreOncology treatment unit.
TAIRUTorbay Assessment Investigation & Rehabilitation Unit – TAIRU – mainly Care of the Elderly. Medical investigations, reablement, day case treatments. Clinics for: falls, osteoporosis, stroke & TIA. Parkinsons groups. 01803 655608/Fax 01803 655777.
THORTRespiratory Outreach Team
Torbay Cardiac CentreCardiology Ward, Coronary Care Unit, Chest Pain Clinic, Coronary Angiography.


The Dermatology specialists provide a Phototherapy Treatment Service at the John Parkes Dermatology Day Unit located at Torbay Hospital Annexe site.

Respiratory Medicine

  • A six-week (two sessions a week) Pulmonary Rehabilitation programme offers exercise and coping strategies for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. Referral is via the Chest Clinic consultants.

  • A Sleep Clinic – Consultants can refer patients for tests and a sleep study.

  • The Respiratory nurse runs clinics, eg nebuliser assessments, and makes home visits to patients on long-term oxygen therapy. Takes referrals from wards and community hospital.

  • THORT – This hospital-at-home scheme for some patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease runs 7-days-a-week. The Torbay Hospital Outreach Team (THORT) consists of a specialist nurse, two other nurses, a physiotherapist, and a nursing auxiliary, overseen by a hospital consultant or specialist registrar. Referral is by GP to the Emergency Assessment Unit service, where patients will be assessed for THORT or admission to the ward. Some patients admitted to the ward may receive the THORT service when they return home. Patients are only included on this scheme with their consent.

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