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Caring for patients with skin conditions and diseases.

This page was last updated: January 16th, 2023

The Royal Cornwall dermatology unit provides routine and emergency assessment, treatment and surgery for patients with skin conditions and diseases.
We are a friendly, dynamic, forward-thinking department and are committed to delivering excellent care.

The majority of our services are provided at the Dermatology Unit at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske in Truro. We also run clinics at Penrice Hospital in St Austell and West Cornwall Hospital.

Our Dermatology services include:

  • Phototherapy
  • Paediatric Dermatology.
  • Skin cancer diagnosis and treatment
  • Photodynamic therapy
  • Vulval/Genital Dermatology Service
  • Patch testing to investigate contact allergies
  • Monitoring clinics for patients on second-line drugs and biologics
  • Iontophoresis for hand and foot hyperhidrosis
  • Dermatology Surgery and MOHS micrographic surgery
  • Nurse-led day treatment service

If you feel you need a specialist dermatology review, please ask your GP to refer you to the dermatology team.

For information about referral to treatment times please see the “I’m waiting for an outpatient appointment or procedure” page.

Directions to the Dermatology Unit

The Dermatology Unit is behind Princess Alexandra Wing at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro.

When you arrive at Royal Cornwall Hospital follow the signs to the Princess Alexandra Wing. Before you reach the building, turn right onto Penventinnie Lane and the Dermatology Unit is on your left-hand side (attached to the Princess Alexandra Wing)

Find out more about coming to the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Contacts for Dermatology

Specialty Lead and Mohs and Dermatological Surgeon

Dr Samantha Hann

Dermatology Unit Sister

Leanne Knapp, Tel: 01872 252328

Clinical Matron

Paulette Hunkin

Service Manager

Pete Gray


Dr Preshita Divekar, tel: 01872 252308
Dr Vandana Jones, tel: 01872 253250
Dr Samantha Hann, tel: 01872 252674
Dr Lorela Kaloglian, tel: 01872 253250

Associate Specialists

Dr Claire Bailey, tel: 01872 252123

Consultant Physician Working in Dermatology

Dr Lisa Haddon, tel: 01872 252308

Specialty Doctors

Dr Nick Erdal, tel: 01872 252674
Dr David Hood, tel: 01872 252674
Dr Patrick Black, tel: 01872 252674
Dr Sahrish Rashid, tel: 01872 252123

Dermatological Surgeon

Dr Rachael Tyers, tel: 01872 253096

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Alison McInnes

Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sarah Carswell

Cancer nurse specialists

Lisa Tripp
Katie Bohill


If your call goes to our answer phone, please do not forget to leave your full name and date of birth and we will return you call as soon as we are able.

01872 253254. Please call if you are unable to attend your appointment, on the day.

Medical Secretaries for Outpatient appointments:
tel: 01872 252308
tel: 01872 253250
tel: 01872 252674
tel: 01872 252123

Inpatient Bookers: for Elective surgery:
tel: 01872 253096
tel: 01872 252674
tel: 01872 252123, ENT, Audiology & Rheumatology ManagerThis page was last updated on January 16th, 2023 at 11:17 am

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