Travel Information

  • How to reach the hospital by car

    Follow signposts to the hospital from most of the main routes into Exeter . Follow signposts in the hospital grounds to our car parks. Car parking is by pay & display, so please bring change.

    The nearest car park is located directly outside Centre for Women's Health.

    The number of spaces is limited, so please leave plenty of time to find a space.

    Using Sat Nav to find us?

    Tap in postcode:

    • EX2 5DW for RD&E Wonford
    • EX1 2ED for RD&E Heavitree
    • EX2 4UD Mardon neuro–rehabilitation centre
    • EX2 4DU Exeter Mobility Centre
  • Car Parking Charges
    • Our patient and visitor car parks are now controlled by Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras (ANPR), which will capture vehicle registrations on entry. Users simply enter their registration at the car park terminal when they return to their cars at the end of their hospital visit, and pay for the time used. Payment can be made with cash, card or contactless, or via mobile phone app. Please note the payment machines do not give change.

      •Up to 1 Hour: £1.50

      •Up to 2 Hours: £2.50

      •Up to 3 Hours: £3.50

      •Up to 4 Hours: £4.50

  • Nearest Bus Stop

    The nearest bus stop is on Barrack Road directly in front of Main hospital.  H service runs from High Street Exeter to Wonford site.  Buses from Exmouth (57), Dawlish (2), Torbay (46) and Plymouth (X38)

    Park & Ride services to Wonford

    Our on-site car parks are very busy, so we encourage you to use our dedicated Park & Ride bus services, which run from Sowton (EX2 5GL) and Digby (EX2 7QL), directly to the RD&E Wonford site. These services are run in partnership with Dartline Coaches.

  • Nearest Railway Station

    Exeter Central and Exeter St David's stations are about three miles from both Heavitree and Wonford Hospitals. Stagecoach buses H Service run to Wonford Hospital from Exeter St David's rail station and from Exeter High Street, which is fairly close to Central station. They also stop in College Road opposite Heavitree Hospital. Stagecoach buses D service runs from Exeter Central rail station and from Exeter High Street and also stops in College Road opposite Heavitree Hospital.

Hospital Services

  • General Amenities

    Cashpoint machine, Pay phones and Enquiry desk: All  located at the main entrance

    Post: There is a post box in the main entrance and post is collected at 5.30pm.

    Pharmacy: Boots Hospital Outpatient Pharmacy is available for patients, visitors and staff and will be able to offer a range of services including the dispensing of outpatient prescriptions. Pharmacy advice regarding medications. A wide range of over-the-counter medicines. A range of retails products including sandwiches and essential toiletries. Expert advice around a range of community pharmacy services. Open Mon to Fri 09:00 – 18:00, Sat 09:00 – 13:00

    Free WiFi Patients: Visitors and staff can now browse the Internet free of charge via their mobile device whilst visiting our sites. The free Wi-Fi will enable patients to access health resources whilst waiting for consultations and treatments. 

  • Refreshment Facilities

    The Oasis: restaurant is located Area D, Level 2 It is open for breakfast lunch and dinner and has a varied menu offering a choice of hot homemade items, supported by a range of chilled items including salads, sandwiches and sweet pastries. Oasis restaurant in main hospital level 1

    Fine Fillings: at entrance to Women’s Health, a snack bar where they will make sandwiches/baguettes to order and you can grab a tea/coffee to drink in or take away.

  • Other Shops on Site

    ELF charity shop: In the conservatory adjacent to the Concourse / Medical Outpatients

  • Laundry Facilities

    Laundry: We can arrange to have resident parents clothes laundered whilst they are on the unit.

  • Religious and Spiritual Support

    Pastoral and Spiritual Care includes chaplains from different faith traditions to represent the range of beliefs found in Devon, trained and experienced in healthcare chaplaincy. They are supported by trained volunteers, known as chaplaincy team members (CTMs) who spend time on the wards visiting patients, and a wider network of honorary chaplains and community support.

    Our team can be identified by official badges and, like all hospital staff, we are bound by strict confidentiality rules.

    Call ext 2024 from within the hospital or (01392) 402024 from outside

    Email us using

  • Parent and Family Liaison Services

    PALS team offers practical advice and support about the RD&E and can point you in the right direction for the information or services you need. We can liaise with other hospital staff and with relevant organisations where appropriate to arrange an immediate or prompt solution. We believe that by responding quickly and sensitively we can often deal with a situation to the satisfaction of all concerned. PALS will also feed your views back into the system, helping the RD&E to see things from your perspective and improve services in response to your feedback. PALS staff are happy to discuss your concerns over the phone or see patients at any of the RD&E sites. Arrangements can be made for this by phoning 01392 40 2093. PALS is available Monday to Friday from 9:30am to 4.30pm.

    SNUG is the unit parent support group. A representative visits the unit on a weekly basis.

  • Interpreting Services

    Interpreters can be booked via switchboard

    We have a language line that we can use at short notice.