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Shebbear Shooters * Old Shebbearians * Shebbear village hall * Little Bears Pre-school * Shebbear College * Shebbear Surgery * Riding club *
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Holsworthy engagement Temporary and urgent closure of inpatient services at Holsworthy Community Hospital The Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) today outlined significant operational and safety issues which require us to temporarily close inpatient services at Holsworthy Hospital, from March 2017.

This briefing note explains what gave rise to the issues and the temporary arrangements that we will put in place to ensure patients continue to be able to access the care they need.

The Trust has taken the decision in response to a number of significant operational and safety issues which have escalated to reach a position that is no longer sustainable at Holsworthy Hospital. These are:

  1. Sustained reliance on agency staff to cover staff sickness and maintain safe staffing levels
  2. Prolonged and continued recruitment difficulties due to national skills shortages
  3. Continued low bed occupancy even when there is high demand at North Devon District Hospital

We appreciate this decision will cause concern among the local community and we did not take it lightly. We know that there is a great deal of support for our community hospitals, particularly in more rural parts of the county, such as Holsworthy, and that this will be unwelcome news for many local people. However, we cannot fail in our aim to provide safe, high-quality and sustainable services to our patients.

We have produced a stakeholder briefing which provides more detail.

We will also be holding a series of engagement events where we will explain in detail the rationale behind this temporary and urgent closure and provide the public with the opportunity to ask question and express any anxieties they might have. Holsworthy Events

Public Meetings:

Thursday 23 March 3.00pm 4.30pm
Thursday 23 March 6.00pm 7.30pm

Holsworthy Memorial Hall Manor Car Park, North Road, Holsworthy, Devon, EX22 6DJ.

People can also write to the Trust at: Holsworthy Engagement Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust Raleigh Park Barnstaple Devon EX31 4JB

Here's some email address for writing letters:
This is for CCG:
Geoffrey Cox:

Save Holsworthy Hospital petition

We wish to maintain Holsworthy Hospital as a permanent in-bedded facility,continuing to provide the exceptional level of care it has done for 25 years,including dignified and quality care for the terminally ill, and a caring and loving environment for the patients families.

Click here for link to petition


'Buckland Filleigh - A Continuous Thread' A book written by Madeline Jane Taylor. more... Available for sale from Vron Martin. All profits will go to the Parish Church
Price 12-50+2-50 P&P
Tel; 01409-281535 E-mail


If local people want to join the Shebbear heating oil syndicate email to register their interest( . If you have neighbours who do not have internet access you might like to mention it to them too.

It will be a little more difficult for those without the internet, but we will be posting notices in the shop when orders are imminent, or those interested can just ask me.
Orders are made monthly and prices will vary. Keith

Some people may be confused about when they can light a bonfire and what can be burnt.

The National Society for Clean Air offers us some invaluable information on this. More details...
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Last updated:20th March 2017
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