Centre for Women’s Health

For general enquiries, call our hospital switchboard on 01392 411611


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The Centre for Women’s Health, based at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford), is the home of our award winning Maternity, Neonatal and Gynaecology services.

More than 400 staff work across this impressive site, which houses specialist wards, operating theatres, and a birth centre and screening unit. 

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Visitors to the Centre enter a spacious, light and welcoming atrium.

Inside, there is a women’s outpatient clinic area, our Wynard Ward/Ambulatory Care Unit, gynaecology assessment and day surgery recovery.

There is a counselling room on Level 1.

The in-patient area (Antenatal/Postnatal wards), the 10-bedded labour ward and maternity triage are on situated on level 2.

There is a Birth Centre, as well as a family-centred UNICEF accredited Neonatal Intensive Care unit.

Opening times

Restrictions currently apply due to Coronavirus

Visit our COVID-19 pages for the latest information. Thank you for your understanding.

Getting here

The Centre for Women’s Health is located at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) at Barrack Road in Exeter, EX2 5DW.

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)

We are based within the main hospital building and have our own entrance a short walk from the main hospital entrance. See the 'Maps' section below for maps of the main Wonford site and the main hospital wards.

Public transport 

The Wonford site is easily accessible using public transport and other sustainable means of travel. 

We are well served by local bus routes, from across Devon. A number of services stop at the hospital, whereas others require a connection with a local bus route from Exeter City Centre.

Both the main Exeter train stations, St Davids and Exeter Central, are around three miles from the hospital and are served by buses that travel directly to our site. 

For help planning your journey and the latest timetables please visit the websites below:

Walking

We are based around one and a half miles from Exeter City centre and it takes approximately 30 minutes on foot. 

Bikes 

Bike paths run throughout Exeter and the hospital site is easily accessible by bike. Bike parking is available across the site, particularly outside the main hospital entrance. See the 'Maps' section below for a map of our cycle parks.

Park and Ride 

There is a Park and Ride bus service from the Sowton Park and Ride site (EX2 5GL), which is situated just off the M5 (Junction 30) to the east of the city. See the map below.

Click here for the latest Park and Ride timetables

The buses go directly to the Wonford site, stopping at the Peninsula Medical School (RILD), the Hospital's main entrance, and the Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre (PEOC). The buses also stop at the Digby Park and Ride site, which is for staff only.

The Park and Ride is one of the most cost-effective forms of transport, with an adult return costing £2 (£1.50 single) and a child return costing £1 (80p single). 

A return ticket is only £1.50 for all English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS) pass holders.

Car parking on site

Car parking on site is limited, with a number of paid car parks. See the 'Maps' section below for a map of our car parks. We encourage visitors to use public transport and other sustainable means of travel whenever possible (see 'Getting here' section for details).

Under section 7 of the Health and Medicines Act 1988 Hospitals were permitted and encouraged to introduce Income Generation schemes, to fund their services.

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.

Car registrations are recorded only for the purposes of car park charging, and are used in compliance with Data Protection laws.

Car parking charges

  • Up to 1 Hour: £1.50
  • Up to 2 Hours: £2.50
  • Up to 3 Hours: £3.50
  • Up to 4 Hours: £4.50
  • Up to 5 Hours: £5.50
  • Up to 6 Hours: £6.50
  • Up to 7 Hours: £7.50
  • 7-24 Hours: £12.50

Weekly tickets are available from the General Office, Main Entrance for patients/visitors £26.00

These charges are in operation 24/7

Entitled to free parking?

If you are currently entitled to free parking at the hospital, this will continue to be the case.

Blue Badge Holders: Simply take your Blue Badge to a reception desk on entering the hospital, and your vehicle registration will be registered for free parking. You will not need to do anything further on leaving the car park.

Volunteer drivers: Will be able to register for a 12 month permit via the staff Parking Portal, but in the meantime, you can just check your vehicle registration number in at a reception desk.

Carers and parents with children in hospital overnight: Register your vehicle at reception or at Bramble ward

Patients visiting on a regular basis for treatment i.e. Oncology, Haematology, Renal and Diabetes departments: When you attend your department reception as normal, please give the reception staff your vehicle registration number and vehicle details and they will add your vehicle to the exemption list.

Facilities

A snack bar and seating area are based in the centre's atrium. 

The main Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) facilities, including a restaurant, coffee bar and other cafes are also in easy reach. 

We regret that some catering outlets are currently closed to the public

To protect patients and staff during the Coronavirus outbreak, we have closed catering outlets, including the Oasis canteen, to patients and visitors for the time being. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

A takeaway service is available from the Savours Café.

Contact details

For general enquiries, please call our main hospital switchboard on 01392 411611, available 24 hours a day.

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Last updated: May 13, 2022