The majority of clinical services are provided in three main ‘wings’ or areas at Royal Cornwall Hospital: Trelawny Wing which includes the Emergency Department, critical care unit and operating theatres; Tower Block which includes the children’s ward, more operating theatres, a female surgical ward, specialist medical wards and nuclear medicine department; and Princess Alexandra Wing which includes maternity services, therapy department, gynaecology care, dermatology services and a renal unit. Please remember, all of our hospital sites are smoke-free. This includes outside and in the car parks.
The main visitor car parks are within the hospital grounds; just follow the signs, but bear in mind it’s not always easy to find a space quickly.
The main car parks are ‘pay on foot’. You take a ticket at the barrier when you come in, keep it on you and put it in the payment machine on the way out, before you get back to your car. The machine tells you how much to pay. When you’ve paid, take back the ticket and use it to make the barrier rise as you leave.
Up to 2 hours: £3.00
Up to 4 hours: £6.00
Up to 6 hours: £9.00
Up to 24 hours: £15.00
Where confirmation is needed for a ‘one time reduction’ pass, a member of the ward or department team will need to call the General Office or Q-Park lodge to give verbal authorisation in advance of the patient or visitor making the request.
5-day tickets: £18.90
7-day tickets: £26.92
Monthly tickets: £43.13
(If you need to buy a concessionary long-term ticket, you’ll need to ask the ward or department you are visiting for a form.)
There are also a few ‘pay and display’ spaces near to the entrance to the Tower Block building. If you use one of these don’t forget to make a note of what time your ticket expires.
We also have free pick-up and drop-off spaces close to the entrances at all of our hospital buildings, but don’t forget to check signs for time limits and, of course, only use a disabled space if you’re displaying a Blue Badge.
There are also a few designated permit spaces for patients who need to attend hospital for long-term treatment. These spaces are free and next the department you will be visiting. If these spaces are available, we’ll let you know when you receive details of your appointments.
Q-Park Limited run car parking at Royal Cornwall Hospital, you can contact them on 01872 272834
Cornwall Council runs a Park & Ride service – ‘Park for Truro’ – a mile and half up the road at Threemilestone. Park & Ride buses all come through the hospital site. It’s open from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Saturday, and the service is quick and efficient: every ten minutes during peak times, every 15 minutes at all other times For more information, including costs, visit the Park for Truro website or call them on 01872 279270.
It’s not a bad idea to think of alternative transport if you can; for public transport information, please visit the Cornwall Public Transport Information website or call Traveline on 0871 200 22 33.
If you need help to get to the hospital, there are several community transport schemes that could help. If you receive Income Support or other benefits, you might also be able to reclaim your travel and parking expenses; visit our practical help and advice section for more information.
Monday to Friday (5 days) 8.40am to 6pm
Saturday and Sunday including Bank Holiday (2 days) 8.30am to 5pm
Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm
Saturday 9am to 1pm
They can sometimes interfere with medical equipment, so if you are asked to switch them off by one of our staff, please do so straight away.
The Wi-Fi network is called NHS Wi-Fi.
This is an open network and you don’t need a password. To get access, connect to the network in the usual way and a short registration form should pop up automatically. Your device will then stay connected for 24 hours, after which you’ll need to reconnect by filling out the form again.
If your device can’t find the NHS Wi-Fi network, it means we haven’t got access in that part of the hospital yet.
8am to 4pm Monday to Friday
Serving a full range of hot and cold foods including breakfasts, snacks, main meals and drinks.
8am to 6pm Monday to Friday
Serving coffee, cakes and snacks. Wi-Fi is available here.
8am to 6pm Monday to Friday
8am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
Serving a wide range of snacks and drinks.
9am to 4pm all week.
Serving a range of snacks and drinks.
Open during clinic hours, Tuesday to Friday. Serving a range of snacks and
8am to 8pm daily
Newsagent, confectionery, snacks, cards, gifts and flowers. A trolley service also
visits the wards each day.
9.00am to 4.15pm, Monday to Friday
1st floor of the Trelawny wing at the Royal Cornwall Hospital (just past the main Trelawny reception on the left)