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Important Changes to the Adult Safeguarding Referral Pathway

Added on 31 March 2023, in News - General News

From 3rd April 2023, Cornwall Council will be introducing a new way for adult safeguarding referrals to be made. Professionals will be required to submit all adult safeguarding referrals via a NEW PORTAL PROCESS. Adult Social Care will no longer receive referrals via word documents submitted in emails. The portal system will be live on […]

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National industrial action update

Added on 23 March 2023, in News - Alert

Some junior doctors are expected to take part in industrial action from 11 to 14 April 2023. Regardless of any strike action, it is vital that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward as normal, especially in emergency and life-threatening situations. People should attend planned appointments unless they have been contacted by […]

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RCHT “Silent Hospital” Digital Transformation Project Selected for Representation at Prestigious EHD Conference 2023

Added on 23 March 2023, in News - General News

A new digital evaluation project, incorporating SMART hospital technology here at the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT), will be the subject of a presentation and panel discussion at the upcoming European Healthcare Design Conference, to be held at the Royal College of Physicians in London from 12-14th June 2023.

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Working together, learning together

Added on 15 March 2023, in News - General News

Colleagues from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust return from Future Health Africa Orthopaedic Camp. A group of colleagues from the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust have returned from a two-week Orthopaedic camp in Nanyuki, Kenya. Working alongside teams from other hospitals across the South West, the team from RCHT spent time volunteering at Nanyuki […]

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Truro Cathedral Silent Disco

Added on 10 March 2023, in Charity - Charity Fundraiser / RCHT Charity

Friday 3rd March saw an incredible 1250 party goers shimmy, shake, rattle and roll throughout Truro Cathedral to a Silent Disco all in aid of Royal Cornwall Hospital’s Trust Charity.

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Staff Survey 2022 – Results are in!

Added on 3 March 2023, in News - General News

Your results are here, request them now!

The survey is only meaningful if we are serious and commit to using the results, locally and at an organisational level. Team leads and managers can request them from

Ted Team Engagement and Development

Added on 2 March 2023, in News - General News

TED Real teams are more effective, innovative, have an increased sense of wellbeing and a lower level of stress. TED will help you move in the right direction. Are you a real team or a pseudo team Our responses to the Pulse Check Survey show that the top three drivers of engagement are: In my […]

Appointment of local external auditor

Added on 2 March 2023, in - General News

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed a local external auditor in line with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014.

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BAM appointed as Principal Supply Chain Partner for the Women and Children’s Hospital as Enabling Works Start

Added on 17 February 2023, in News - General News

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is one step closer to being able to deliver a new Women and Children’s Hospital for Cornwall after appointing BAM as its Principal Supply Chain Partner.

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Visiting rules relaxed in Cornwall’s hospitals

Added on 17 February 2023, in News - General News

Visiting arrangements in Cornwall’s hospitals have this week returned to pre-pandemic arrangements.

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