Travel and accommodation information for professional placements

These pages have been set up to support students who undertake professional placements as part of their programme to assist with travel and accommodation associated with placements. 

Please give a thought to staying over in local accommodation, car sharing or even a combination of the two.

If you are looking for accommodation within Torquay, we have a suggested list which has been compiled from previous students' recommendations.

The Homestay website advertises rooms to rent around the country. The accommodation information on Homestay represents accommodation in an area which may or may not have been used by students and does not represent a recommendation by the University.

Trust placement accommodation

  • Devon Partnership NHS Trust – Devon Partnership does not provide accommodation for students on placement but students are able to utilise accommodation offered by Northern Devon District Hospital and Royal Devon and Exeter.
  • Northern Devon District Hospital – please download the leaflet and call the main switchboard to enquire about accommodation +44 1271 335952.
  • Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – no accommodation available from this Trust.
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust – accommodation is managed through Sanctuary Housing on +44 1872 264629.
  • Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust – accommodation must be arranged through Claire Bissett, Residential Accommodation Manager, email: Please telephone +44 1392 403281. Accommodation can only be booked in block bookings (not the odd few nights).
  • Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust – Students can utilise accommodation offered by Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust Students can also seek alternative accommodation from services such as AirBnB, spareroom.
  • Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust – access information for accommodation charges and services. Please follow the instructions and complete and return the Taunton and Somerset accommodation form. More information on accommodation can be found by visiting Taunton's tourist information website. Students can also contact Carolyn Broom on +44 7814647087 for a double room to rent near Musgrove Park hospital.
  • Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust – accommodation can be arranged by calling the trust contact: Lynn Northcott, facilities manager on 01803 564333. Laura Jeffrey, site services administrator on 01803 656805.
  • Virgin Care – no accommodation available from this Trust.
  • Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust – contact Elaine Cox at, Sarah Harvey at or Ed Moore at for information on accommodation available.
  • University Hospitals Plymouth - For enquiries or to book accommodation, please email: plh-tr.AccommodationOfficeDerriford@nhs.netFurther information.