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Find out more about our latest news, awards and developments from around the Trust. You can also find guidance and contacts if you have a media enquiry or filming request.

Making carers welcome – new chairs offer comfort for overnight stays

Added on December 1, 2016, in News - Patient Experience / RCHT Charity

Thanks to donors who have supported the RCHT Charity, five reclining chairs have just arrived at the Royal Cornwall Hospital for use by carers staying overnight with someone in hospital.

Outline proposals for service transformation published

Added on November 28, 2016, in News - General News

Health and care organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly have published today their outline proposals for service transformation over the next five years. The local Sustainability and Transformation Plan (STP) is a response to the NHS

Practical advice for parents whose child has norovirus

Added on November 25, 2016, in Alert - Information Alerts

It’s that time of year when norovirus is laying babies and children low with sickness and diarrhoea. The virus has some other unpleasant symptoms including stomach cramps, a temperature, headache and aching limbs.

Pictorial menu aims to improve communication and choice

Added on November 22, 2016, in News - Patient Experience

Mitie Dietitians have been working with health care professionals at RCHT and other Trusts where they provide catering services to develop a new pictorial menu guide.

Breast care team riding high after award wins

Added on November 21, 2016, in Award - Cancer Services

Congratulations to the Mermaid Centre team who have not only received a national award for research but have also been voted by University of Exeter Medical School (UEMS) students as winners.

Shape Our Future – Sustainability & Transformation Plan

Added on November 10, 2016, in News - General News

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly publish summary of Sustainability and Transformation Plan. Leading health and care organisations in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

Celebrations as ‘The Cove’ opens its doors

Added on November 7, 2016, in News - Cancer Services

We’re thrilled to announce the opening of the Cover Macmillan Cancer Support Centre. The centre will provide much-needed support and information for anyone in Cornwall affected by Cancer.

Hospitals ask visitors to help minimise spread of Norovirus

Added on November 6, 2016, in Alert - Information Alerts

Relatives and carers are being asked to help reduce the risk of spreading Norovirus by phoning wards before visiting the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, and West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance.

‘Wear It Purple’ for Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Added on November 6, 2016, in Event - Cancer Services

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity is encouraging you to ‘Wear It Purple’ and donate £1 on Thursday 17th November in aid of Pancreatic Cancer care and research.

Chlamydia Screening – free & confidential

Added on November 5, 2016, in News - Sexual Health

Chlamydia is one of the most common sexually transmitted infections in Cornwall and the UK, with 1 in 12 young people testing positive.