We continue to maintain visiting restrictions (one person, once for one hour each day) via slots pre-agreed with the ward, full details can be found on our visitor page.
Patients and Visitors
The NHS Constitution gives patients the right to access services within maximum waiting times, or for the NHS to take all reasonable steps to offer them a range of suitable alternative providers if this is not possible.
There are several guiding principles which must underpin the pathway for our planned care patients. These guiding principles are detailed in our Access Policy for Planned Care Services policy and include:
This policy is made available so that patients and/or their carers understand what to expect from us as we deliver our obligations under the NHS Constitution and the contracts we have with our commissioners.
MyHealth Devon is used to support referral pathways for patients from primary care into secondary care. It contains info about conditions, local self-management support and local referral pathways including waiting times for planned care, which you may find helpful.