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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.

Inspirational conference celebrates nursing

Added on March 14, 2018, in News - Patient Experience / Trust Improvement

The first RCHT Band 5 Nurse Celebration Conference took place at the Knowledge Spa this week. Around 60 Band 5 nurses attended the action packed day, which offered a full agenda of inspirational speakers; lots of fun and the opportunity to network, share experience and learn about innovative projects throughout the Trust.

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.

How Endometriosis treatment at Royal Cornwall Hospital transformed Kathryn Davidson’s life

Added on March 7, 2018, in News - Patient Experience / Womens and Children’s Services

Endometriosis is the name given to the condition where cells like the ones in the lining of the uterus are found elsewhere in the body. It is a chronic and debilitating condition that causes painful or heavy periods. It may also lead to infertility, fatigue and bowel and bladder problems.

Stars in the making

Added on March 5, 2018, in Award - Awards and Achievements

Already recognised in cardiology circles as the number one team to train with in the country, RCHT’s cardiac team was delighted to learn they are finalists in the Health Education England, Star Awards.

Scanning for safety – barcode technology supports safer care

Added on February 26, 2018, in News - Medicine / Trust Improvement

Last October the go-live of a new inventory management system in the Royal Cornwall Hospital’s cardiac catheter laboratories, marked the first step in the transformation of how the Trust manages inventory as part of the Scan4Safety Programme.


Added on February 23, 2018, in Alert - General News

We’ve seen a few cases of flu on our trauma wards this week and are asking for the support of visitors in helping to stop to spread of the virus.

Improving diagnosis and treatment of sepsis

Added on February 22, 2018, in News - Awards and Achievements / Medicine / Trust Improvement

NHS England has recognised the Royal Cornwall Hospitals as one of the NHS trusts seeing greatest improvement in timely identification and treatment of sepsis.

First Future Medics workshops huge success

Added on February 20, 2018, in Event - Events

Last week Get In Cornwall, in partnership with the University of Exeter, hosted a Future Medics event at the Knowledge Spa for young people in Cornwall aged 14+ who are interested in studying medicine.