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Paignton Hospital 

Image of Paignton HospitalPaignton Hospital
Church Street
Paignton
TQ3 3AG

Telephone Numbers:

Minor Injuries Unit 01803 547171
General Hospital Enquiries 01803 547171

Minor Injuries Unit (MIU):

Department open between 8:00am – 5:00pm Monday – Friday

Baydoc in Service at weekends and Bank Holidays

Further details about the MIU can be found here.

Ward Visiting Times:

Visitors are welcome between:

  • 2:00pm until 5:30pm
  • 6:30pm until 8:00pm (every day)

General Information:

Paignton Hospital provides the following services:

  • 28 bed GP led ward, with capacity to increase to 34
  • Outpatient Department
  • X-Ray Department (Please note: Limited x-ray facilities are available at this site. It is advisable to check with the hospital’s minor injuries unit first regarding availability).
  • Physiotherapy Department

The GP led ward offers a full multi- disciplinary rehabilitation and Palliative Care service.

Families and friends are advised to liaise with the ward nursing staff before bringing flowers onto the ward

Ward Physiotherapy:

Coverdale ward has a team of 2 Physiotherapists and a Physiotherapy assistant delivering Physiotherapy assessment, treatment and advice to patients, carers and the ward multi disciplinary team.

Their aim is to enable patients to regain, maintain or improve their functional independence or learn to adapt to sudden or progressive disability. They will also refer on to the appropriate service as necessary on discharge from the hospital or arrange specialist Physiotherapy assessment, where appropriate.

Travel information

Torbay and Southern Devon Health and Care Trust wishes to promote environmentally-friendly and healthy ways of travelling to its sites, such as cycling or walking, and making better use of the public transport system. Such methods of transport will ease traffic congestion and improve the local environment, whilst helping to keep you fit.

Travelling by Car:
There is a number of pay and display car parks within minutes of Hospital. Why not visit the AA route planner for help with how to plan your journey.

Travelling by Bus:
The nearest bus stop which is opposite Victoria Park is the main route for the No 12 bus which travels in a circle via Torquay/Newton Abbot. This stop is literally a few hundred yards from Church St.

Travelling by Rail:
Both Paignton Railway station and bus station are located less than 1/4 mile from Hospital and are adjacent to one another.

To walk the ¼ mile to the hospital from rail/bus station:

  • Walk the length of Hyde Road which begins just yards from both stations.
  • At the end of Hyde Road, cross over to Church St via pedestrian crossing (there is a signpost indicating Hospital direction located on crossing). 
  • Hospital is then a couple of hundred yards on left hand side of Church St.

However there is a taxi rank by railway/bus station, if unable to travel on foot.