Patient care

If you are soon to be admitted to Torbay Hospital for a planned operation or procedure, we realise that this is a worrying experience and would like to reassure you that the staff of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust want to make your stay in hospital as pleasant and as comfortable as possible.

These pages have been written to answer many of the questions you or your relatives and friends might have about your stay in hospital. There may be things that you are concerned about that are not covered here so please ask a member of staff. We will do whatever we can to help.

There are several things you need to know before you come into hospital and this is also covered.

Coming to hospital

If you have any requirements while attending Torbay Hospital, please complete a copy of the recognition of specific requirements form (a large font specific requirements form is also available).

Ward information

Relatives and carers information

  • Patient Enquiries (e.g. patients whereabouts) telephone 01803 655333
  • Patient Affairs (including death certificate) contact 01803 654818

Accommodation can be arranged for parents and relatives to stay overnight. Please ask the nurse in charge.

If you require information on a patient, please ask the nurse or doctor. Information will only be given out to close relations and the doctor or nurse will speak to the patient prior to divulging any information.