New Outpatient Department at West Cornwall Hospital

This page was last updated: October 15th, 2021

Planning Consultation now closed

Please contact rcht.buildingbrilliance@nhs.net if you have any queries.

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is seeking opinions from the public for plans to improve services provided from West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance. These include the creation of a new extension in the south-west corner of the hospital site. This will accommodate upgraded outpatient services with enhanced treatment and rehabilitation facilities alongside modern, roomy consultation and examination rooms, better and storage and utility facilities, and improved waiting areas and rest space for staff.
Pedestrian access will be via the existing entrance and a new link corridor connected to the existing hospital complex.

Changes to the parking layout are also proposed, although the aim is to keep the number of spaces available for public use the same. A new external bicycle store will be provided, and plans for new planting and landscaping are also being developed.

To accommodate the new extension, the empty houses on Parc Wartha Crescent (numbers 35-38) will need to be demolished.

How to get involved and have your say

At this stage, we would really appreciate your input to help inform and shape the proposals. There are a few ways to get involved:

Online Planning Consultation

Artist's Impression of proposed Outpatient Development at West Cornwall HospitalTuesday 17th August 2021, 7pm – 8pm
The architects for the project, Stride Treglown will be hosting an online presentation of the plans followed by a Q&A on Tuesday 17th August 7pm – 8pm.

They will be joined by representatives from the West Cornwall Hospital Redevelopment project, and Cllr Jim McKenna. Please register to attend the event by completing the registration form and you will be sent a link to join the Microsoft TEAMS meeting. You will then be asked to complete a short survey.

Drop-in Planning Consultation

Tuesday 17th August 2021, 12noon – 6pm
St John’s Hall (Mayor’s Parlour, 1st Floor), Alverton Street, Penzance, TR18 2QW
Kindly hosted by Councillor Jim McKenna

View the plans, ask your questions and give your opinions on the scheme.

Representatives from Stride Treglown (architects) and West Cornwall Hospital will be in attendance.

Please note: Measures will be place for visitors to adhere to continued NHS guidance to protect against Covid-19. Please ensure you wear a mask, sign in so we can log attendance, and sanitise your hands.

Find out more about these events by using the following links:

Added on 6 August 2021, in Event / News - Trust Improvement

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