Information Alerts

Outpatient clinics running as planned

Added on March 19, 2018, in Alert - Information Alerts

Our outpatient clinics across Cornwall will be running normally today – Monday 19 March. Where there are any changes, our booking team is contacting patients directly to let them know.

Public message on current pressures and community support needed

Added on March 9, 2018, in Annoucement - Information Alerts

We are asking our local community to only use the Emergency Department in a genuine emergency to avoid overcrowding. We have a wide range of services that can support people in the community including pharmacies, GPs, Minor Injury Units, the Urgent Care Centre in Penzance which is open 24/7 and you can always call NHS 111 for help and advice.

Media statement

Added on March 8, 2018, in Annoucement - Information Alerts

Today, we have established a system-wide Incident Control Command Centre (Gold Command with senior clinicians and executives) to maintain safe health and care services across Cornwall.

Patient Notification Excercise

Added on May 2, 2017, in Alert - Information Alerts

RCHT is one of three Trusts which have been asked by NHS England to contact patients treated by a doctor who has subsequently been diagnosed as HIV positive. This individual was involved in orthopaedic operations at the Royal Cornwall Hospital for a six month period between 2011 and 2012.

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.

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.