North Devon District Hospital

Coordinates: 51°05′31″N 4°03′04″W / 51.092°N 4.051°W / 51.092; -4.051
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North Devon District Hospital
Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
A Vanguard mobile theatre at North Devon District Hospital
North Devon District Hospital is located in Devon
North Devon District Hospital
Shown in Devon
LocationBarnstaple, Devon, England, UK
Coordinates51°05′31″N 4°03′04″W / 51.092°N 4.051°W / 51.092; -4.051
Care systemNational Health Service
Emergency departmentYes
Opened23 November 1979
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North Devon District Hospital is an NHS district general hospital in the town of Barnstaple, North Devon, England run by Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.


The hospital has its origins in the North Devon Infirmary established in Litchdon Street in 1824.[1][2] Services were transferred to the present facility which occupies the site of the historic manor house of Raleigh, in the former parish of Pilton, seat of the locally influential Chichester family.[3] The building of the hospital was promoted by Jeremy Thorpe when he was MP for Devon North and it opened at its present location in 1979.[4]


It has an accident & emergency department and offers services such as orthopaedics, key hole surgery, stroke care and cancer services.[5]


  1. ^ "North Devon Infirmary, Barnstaple". National Archives. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  2. ^ Christie, Peter. "The Heritage Album: 175 years in North Devon (1824-1999)". North Devon Journal. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Raleigh". The Pilton Story. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Jeremy Thorpe's North Devon legacy". North Devon Gazette. 11 December 2014. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
  5. ^ "Overview". Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust. Retrieved 23 November 2018.

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