Macleod Diabetes and Endocrine Centre

For general enquiries, call our hospital switchboard on 01392 411611


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The MacLeod Diabetes and Endocrine and Metabolic centre offers specialist treatment and support for people with diabetes, endocrinology, lipid and weight management problems.

The centre has an international reputation for award-winning research, particularly into rarer genetic forms of diabetes and type 1 diabetes. 

More about us

Our team includes consultants, specialist nurses, psychologists, dietitians, podiatrists and other healthcare professionals. We provide inpatient, outpatient care and community care.

For further information about us please visit our Clinical Services pages

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 Macleod Diabetes and Endocrine Centre is located on the site of Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford), at Barrack Rd, Exeter, EX2 5DW. 

Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)

Most of our clinics are held in the Centre, which is situated just off Haldon View Terrace near to the corner with Barrack Rd. We advise that you do not come to the main hospital entrance, which is a 10 minute walk.

See the 'Maps' section below for maps of the main Wonford site and the main hospital wards.

We also offer diabetes and endocrine clinics at Honiton Hospital.

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
  • Up to 8 Hours: £8.50

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

The centre is a short walk from the main Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford) facilities

Contact details

Clinic reception

01392 403846

Use this number if you have already attended our clinic and have queries about a new or a follow-up appointment. This number can also be used for general enquiries, but first please check below for the number you require.

Diabetes specialist nurse

Call the switchboard on 01392 411611 and ask for the "Operator".

When you are put through to a switchboard operator, please ask them to put you through to the "adult diabetes nurse on call".  You may have to wait a few minutes to be connected (for example, if they are already taking a call).

A nurse is on call Monday to Friday for routine enquiries from 9am to 5pm. For urgent enquiries, they are available from 9am-8pm every day including the weekend. 

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Last updated: May 13, 2022