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People in Devon urged to save ED for emergencies - the local NHS is under severe pressure

People in Devon are being urged to only go to their local emergency department in immediately life-threatening cases.

The NHS in Devon is under severe pressure at present due to several factors, meaning GP surgeries, hospitals, community health services, mental health services and social care are all extremely busy.

High numbers of emergency attendances, combined with the...

Doctors in Devon remind their patients “We are here for you”

Devon’s GPs practices have been working tirelessly over the last year, managing the pandemic response and delivery of the NHS COVOD-19 vaccination programme. But they want to remind people that GP practices are open and patients should get in touch when they need to.

Over the last 12 months in Devon, Plymouth and Torbay there have been:

  • More than 4 million face to face
  • ...
Devon publicans open farm shop and café to help support local residents

Devon publicans open farm shop and café to help support local residents

Devon publicans Selena and Steve Porter have opened a new farm shop and café at the Shipwright Arms in Shaldon near Teignmouth to help residents stay local for shopping as lockdown eases.

The couple took on the pub in December 2019 just months before the first lockdown, and with many elderly local residents and a lack of services in the immediate vicinity, they soon realised there...

Caution is the watchword over the next weeks, warns Devon’s Director of Public Health Devon

Caution is the watchword over the next weeks, warns Devon’s Director of Public Health Devon

Along with, ‘just because we can, doesn’t mean we should’, ‘taking a cautious approach’ to the latest easing of restrictions is the mantra from public health experts up and down the land.

So while the choice to hug our family and friends, or to choose not to just yet, is ours to take, Steve Brown, Director of Public Health Devon advises caution.

“I’m not going to tell people...

Meal boxes delivered to families with young children across Devon

Two thousand meal boxes are being delivered to families with young children this Easter holiday in an initiative designed to help those who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Devon County Council initiative, called 'The Goodie Box', sees ingredients and simple recipe ideas delivered to families’ front doors this week.

Included within the Goodie Box are...

Derriford Hospital reintroduces limited visiting

We are reintroducing some limited visiting at Derriford Hospital from Monday 12 April in a safe and COVID-compliant way. This is in line with updated guidance from NHS England and the Government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Where visiting is allowed on general wards, we have a Rule of 1. This means one visitor for one hour, once a day, per patient.

Each bed in our ward bays...

Will you be gyming or sipping drinks while enjoying stunning seaside views at Exmouth?

LED Leisure reopens: Will you be gyming or sipping drinks while enjoying stunning seaside views at Exmouth?

It is now just a question of what you do first, as you can also now enjoy drinks while overlooking Exmouth's stunning seafront, following the reopening of the Queen's Drive Ocean Beach Shack.

LED Leisure is pleased to be easing out of lockdown and has been welcoming people back across East Devon.

As of Monday, 12 April, this is what is available for you to do at all LED...

New #StayLocalShopSafe campaign launches to encourage local and safe shopping

In East Devon, the Reopening of the High Streets programme is supporting a district wide media campaign, #StayLocalShopSafe, to inform residents and visitors about how to use their high streets and town centres safely and showcasing how local businesses are responding to the unprecedented challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic by adapting, evolving and reaching out to their community, offering...

Drake Circus prepares to welcome back shoppers

Drake Circus prepares to welcome back shoppers

Drake Circus is preparing to welcome visitors back from next week, as the Government confirms that the country will move into Step 2 of its roadmap out of lockdown.

From Monday 12th April, non-essential stores such as JD Sports, Primark and New Look will be open once again, while restaurants such as Five Guys, Nando’s and Zizzi at The Barcode will be offering socially distanced...

Thank you for giving nature space says Dartmoor National Park

Thank you for giving nature space says Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor says big thank you to everyone for ‘giving nature space’ after a busy weekend. Places across the National Park were busy throughout the long weekend with lots of people taking advantage of the good weather to enjoy picnics, walks and the health benefits of being in an iconic landscape. Dartmoor National Park launched its 'Leave no trace, give nature space' campaign ahead of the...

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