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Medical & Health Facilities
There is no doctors surgery in the parish. Nearest medical centres are located at Torrington or Bideford (both 6 miles, 10-15 minutes from the centre of the village).

There is a defibrillator located by the chapel (shop side). There is an Air Ambulance landing facility (which now accommodates night flying) by Buckland Brewer hall at the end of Hillpark.

For medical emergencies only, dial 999.

If you cannot or do not wish to see your doctor,for most health concerns, dial 111. You will get a response and if a visit to Accident & Emergency or an ambulance is required, you will be advised of this during your telephone consultation.

Minor Injuries Unit – Bideford Hospital, Abbotsham Road, Bideford, tel 01271 322577. Open daily including Bank Holiday periods. 15 minutes drive from centre of the village. For exact opening hours click here

Accident and Emergency – the nearest is North Devon District Hospital in Barnstaple, appx. 30 minutes drive from centre of the village. N.B. as at 1st May 2017 roadworks outside the hospital are still increasing journey times and waiting times for access to the hospital.At peak traffic times journeys may take over an hour.

Pharmacies – for information about Duty Pharmacies click here

Joint briefing about our hospitals - click here and read on

The following email and attachments were received from the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust on 12th June 2017:

Attachments: Next steps Trusts outline approach to solving bed occupancy challenge