Local transport

As regards transport to and from the Health Centres we of course encourage walking and cycling (there are bicycle racks at both sites). Both Health Centres have free parking for patients cars.

The local buses for Kingskerswell are:

STAGECOACH No: 12 and 12A

These run every 10 minutes or so between Newton Abbot and Torbay. The nearest bus stop is at Jurys Corner/The Sloop; from here patients will need to walk up Halls Lane to the junction with School Road. For timetable information:  http://www.stagecoachbus.com

COUNTRY BUS No: 174

This runs about six times a day between Newton Abbot, Aller and Kingskerswell. It stops right outside The Health Centre. For timetable information please click here

The local bus for Ipplepen is:

COUNTRY BUS No:177

This runs about 10 times a day Linking Newton Abbot, Abbotskerswell and Ipplepen. The Wellington Inn bus stop is just a few yards down the road from Ipplepen Health Centre. For timetable information please click here

If you use text on a mobile phone find the 8 digit bus stop code beginning with DVN displayed at your nearest bus stop; then text this to 84268 and you will be sent the times of the next 3 buses.

Local Taxi Services

There are any number of local taxi firms who can transport you to the Health Centre. Our reception staff will give you access to a phone when you are finished and want a taxi back home.

Churchill Taxis, Abbotskerswell 01626-353656
1st Newton Abbot & Abbotskerswell Taxis 01626-334000
Ogwell Taxis 01626-332633
Torquay Central Taxis 01803-213213
Milber Taxis 01626-333500
Taxico 01626-333333
1st Ace Taxis 01626-336444
Torbay Cab Co 01803-292292
Streets Taxis 01626-335550

Sharing Care Ipplepen and Sharing Care Kingskerswell

These are voluntary organisations who (for a small donation) will help transport elderly and infirm patients to and from the Health Centre for mid morning appointments. Contact the Appointments line or Reception for details.

Kerswella Care

Kerswella Care is a newly formed voluntary patient support service who would like to build up a group of much needed volunteers.  Kerswella Care will start  by offering afternoon patient transport to and from Kingskerswell surgery with the very kind help of volunteers from Sharing Care in Kingskerswell who already offer a morning patient transport service.

When booking an appointment at the surgery, please do mention that you need transport and the receptionists will ensure you are slotted into one of our designated appointments.  Kerswella Care ask for a minimum donation of £2 which helps cover their volunteers’ costs.

Patient transport to and from local hospitals

All enquiries:

Torbay 01803 654302, 654303, 654304, 654305 7-10 days prior to travel
Exeter 01392 494453 10-14 days prior to travel
Plymouth 01752 774777 48 hours prior to travel

South Devon’s Hospital car service is run with the help of volunteer drivers to enable patients to get to hospital appointments if they have no transport of their own, no-one to drive them, or can’t use public transport. Patients should be aware there are charges ranging from £5 to £12 each way, depending on your distance from the Hospital.