Proposed move for rheumatology outpatients

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is proposing to move the main base for rheumatology outpatient clinics from the site in Treliske to Truro Health Park as well as offer more clinics in community hospitals.
The main reason for the move is to free up space at the Royal Cornwall Hospital site to provide more urgent and emergency care and provide rheumatology services closer to people’s homes. The majority of rheumatology services do not need to be on a hospital site and will work well in other clinical facilities. With rising demand for emergency and acute care the Royal Cornwall Hospital wants to make the best use of its site this winter.

Any clinics that require specialist equipment or tests will continue on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site alongside required day treatments. The Trust is not looking to reduce or stop any part of the service and the move is to benefit the rheumatology patients and more broadly support the Trust strategy for providing services in the right locations.

The Trust is talking to current patients about the potential move and has written to all those potentially affected. If you would like further information please email: rcht.rheumatologyengagement@nhs.net

Added on October 25, 2018, in News - General News