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Caring for patients who need an anaesthetic.

This page was last updated: January 6th, 2023

The Anaesthesia department at Royal Cornwall Hospital provides anaesthetic services for approximately 30,000 operations, both elective and emergency, every year.

Our team of consultants, associate specialists, nurses and trainees, work alongside various other hospital departments to give anaesthetics and ensure our patients’ safety and wellbeing throughout.

You can find out more about the types of anaesthetics we use, and what happens when you have one, on the NHS Choices website

To view all anaesthetics policies and guidelines, please visit the document library.

Cornwall Anaesthesia Fund

The Cornwall Anaesthesia Fund, part of Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity (Reg. Charity No. 1049687), supports anaesthetic staff education and provides additional equipment and facilities.

You can support the fund in a number of ways through simply making a donation or by getting involved with fundraising.

Ways to donate:


You can donate online using your debit or credit card at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity – Virgin Money Giving. Add a comment with your donation to state that it is for The Cornwall Anaesthesia Fund. You can set up a monthly direct debit from this page too.

You can also set up a fundraising page from this link by choosing the ‘Start Fundraising’ button. Maybe you are taking on a personal challenge, jumping out of a plane, running 5k or you could be giving up chocolate, whatever you would like to do then gathering support through an online fundraising page is a great way to boost your total.

By Post

Please send your cheque, made payable to ‘Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity Fund 2705’ to:

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity
Bedruthan House
Royal Cornwall Hospital

By Phone

Call us on 01872 252690 and make a donation using your debit or credit card. You will need to ask for your donation to go to The Cornwall Anaesthesia Fund F2705.


You can make payments direct to the Charitable Funds bank account:

Account Name: Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity
Sort code: 20-88-44
Account number: 00766070

If possible please add a reference on F2705 to your payment. Please let us know by phone or email if you are making a donation so we can make sure is allocated to the correct fund.

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