Health review says stroke, A&E and maternity services will stay in Barnstaple

Stroke, A and E and maternity services will remain at North Devon District Hospital.

The long-awaited results were announced today (Tuesday) of the STP review of Devon’s acute health services.

Around-the-clock A and E would remain in Barnstaple, Exeter, Plymouth and Torquay, as well as consultant-led maternity services and first-line treatment for strokes.

There had been fears in North Devon that key services would be cut, leading to loss of life if patients had to travel to Exeter or Plymouth.

Full story in North Devon Gazette, 20 June 2017