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Caring for patients with skin conditions and diseases.

This page was last updated: April 19th, 2022

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 Trust Associate Specialist

Dr Alexander (Sandy) Anderson

Dermatology Unit Sister

Leanne Knapp – contactable on 01872 252328

Clinical Matron

Paulette Hunkin

Service Manager

Pete Gray


Dr Preshita Divekar
Dr Vandana Jones
Dr Samantha Hann

Associate Specialists

Dr Elizabeth Venner
Dr Alexander (Sandy )Anderson
Dr Claire Bailey

Mohs and Dermatological Surgeon

Dr Samantha Hann

Consultant Physician Working in Dermatology

Dr Lisa Haddon

Specialty Doctors

Dr Nick Erdal
Dr David Hood
Dr Patrick Black

Dermatological Surgeon

Dr Rachael Tyers

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Alison McInnes

Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

Sarah Carswell

Cancer nurse specialists

Lisa Tripp
Katie Bohill


01872 250000 ask for Dermatology unit, ENT, Audiology & Rheumatology ManagerThis page was last updated on April 19th, 2022 at 01:31 pm

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