South Hams Community Hospital (Kingsbridge)

South Hams Hospital is a nurse led, 12 bedded community hospital located in Kingsbridge, Devon. The hospital is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round. The Minor Injuries Unit (MIU) operates from 9am - 5pm, 7 days a week.

Within South Hams Hospital patients are located in a combination of wards and side rooms. There are additional day rooms for an alternative place of rest and dining, These rooms are routinely used for rehabilitation and therapy as well as dialysis and IVs.

Integral to the delivery of services has been the development of a multi-disciplinary team working with primary care, and the creation of single points of contact for each area. This provides one telephone number and direct access to named individuals who are responsible for coordinating an individual's care and communicating with GPs throughout their treatment.

The model of service delivery is based upon delivering integrated health and social care community services coordinated around a GP population.

The following outline service descriptions are included to illustrate the overall nature and scope of the services within the South Hams Hospital and Locality area, delivered by the hospital and community teams:

  • Community hospital inpatient unit
  • Community hospital outpatient unit (led jointly with Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust)
  • Community MSK physiotherapy team (located within the community hospital)
  • South Hams Minor Injury Unit (located within the community hospital)
  • Community Nursing teams in Ivybridge and South Hams
  • Integrated Health and Social Care team (The Hub, located in Yealmpton)
  • Community Therapy Teams (including Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Intermediate Care teams)



Modern Matron: Diana Green

South Hams Hospital
Plymouth Road

Tel: 01548 852349
Fax: 01548 857727

Opening Hours

Hospital Opening Hours:
8:30am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Ward Opening Hours:
10am - 12:30pm & 2pm - 8pm every day, including weekends

MIU Opening Hours:
9am - 5pm every day, including weekends

9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Services Available

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Dialysis
  • District Nurses
  • Health Visitors
  • Midwives
  • Minor Injuries Unit
  • MSK Physiotherapy
  • Outpatients
  • Rehabilitation / Occupational Therapy
  • School Nurses
  • Wards
  • X-ray