Choosing Torbay Hospital

Torbay Hospital in South Devon enjoys views inland to the moors and over the holiday resort of Torquay (on the English Riviera) to the sea.

The hospital has been designated as one of just 5 flagship Centres of Innovation nationally because of its excellent track record – for example, it has one of the most successful Day Surgery Units in the country and runs the regional training centre for consultants from across the NHS for the early detection of bowel cancer.

Because of its success in reducing waiting times in many specialties, patients are travelling from neighbouring areas to Torbay Hospital for earlier treatment. The hospital’s service for stroke patients has been ranked in the top few nationally.

In the last few years, the £1.5 million Torbay Cardiac Centre has opened and a £5 million investment programme in cancer services has been completed. The Child Health services are leading the way in teenage care and the Maternity Service supports one of the highest home birth rates in the country. Torbay Hospital has been a Beacon site for thrombolysis, pioneering pre-hospital clot-busting treatment for heart attack patients with the ambulance service.

Torbay Hospital has a track record of good performance. It was given a top three-star rating for three years running ahead of the introduction of the Healthcare Commission’s annual health check, which judges the quality of care as “good”.

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