About The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

A Foundation Trust

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT).

Stretching across North, East and Mid Devon including Torridge and Exeter, our workforce of over 15,000 staff serve a population of 615,000 people, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our hospitals are both renowned for their research, innovation and links to universities.

Our annual core budget for 2022/23 is £864m. The full range of hospital and community services provided by the RD&E, plus details of individual wards and departments can be found on our public website.

The RD&E became an NHS Foundation Trust on 1 April 2004, following a rigorous assessment process. Today, the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is proud to hold this status.

Our members elect representatives to the Council of Governors. The Council has a real say in our future priorities, including who fills key posts on the Board. They also hold the Board to account and represent members’ views, giving staff and local people a genuine stake in our services.

The Board of Directors is led by the Chairman of the Trust Dame Shan Morgan, and is made up of executive and non-executive directors.


In Numbers

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Public and Staff Members

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