Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust runs Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Honeylands Children's Centre (for specialist assessment and support for children with special needs and their families), the Exeter Mobility Centre (providing orthotics, prosthetics, wheelchairs and special seating), and the Mardon Neuro-Rehabilitation Centre. The trust's application for NHS Foundation Trust status was approved in December 2003 and the trust became an NHS Foundation Trust on 1 April 2004, making it one of the first in the country to achieve this status.
The trust took over the management of Castle Place Practice with 15,000 patients in Tiverton in 2018. It also now runs a number of community services including inpatient beds in Tiverton, Sidmouth and Exmouth.
In October 2014 it was reported that the Trust was not meeting the government target for 85% of cancer patients to be treated within 62 days of being referred by their GP. The Trust said it was due to increasing demand for complex surgery, and that treatment was only delayed if "clinically appropriate".
In 2018 the trust announced that it was to implement a single Epic Systems electronic patient record systems in place of the 15 systems it has been using. It will cost £42 million. The trust say "Patients will be able to access their patient records, medical history, and test results, and they will get instant confirmation of when appointments are booked rather than having to wait for letters to arrive."
- "Trust acquires first GP practice". Health Service Journal. 13 December 2017. Retrieved 13 February 2018.
- "Exeter hospital misses 62-day cancer treatment target". BBC News. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
- "Devon NHS trust 'in crisis' as debts top £1 million". North Devon Journal. 28 May 2015. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
- "Emergency savings drive and stretch targets fail to reduce provider deficit". Health Service Journal. 28 September 2015. Retrieved 1 November 2015.
- "Trust gets approval for long-awaited £42m single electronic record system". Health Service Journal. 8 June 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.