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Wheal Vor

On Wheal Vor Ward, we look after patients who are medically optimised to leave the hospital but who are unable to because they are awaiting packages of care or care home assessment. The majority will be elderly, living with frailty.

The integrated nurse and therapy teams on Wheal Vor Ward work with patients and their families to maximise patients’ independence and autonomy, and regularly review their ongoing care plans and discharge requirements. Patients from Wheal Vor Ward are transferred to the Discharge Lounge on the day of their departure from the hospital.
Wheal Vor Ward is also a Training Centre for Health Care Support Workers. We bring into the organisation people who are new to working in care and provide them with roles in a co-ordinated and structured way. These new recruits are supervised by the core care team and undertake a six-week ‘Introduction to Care’ course. This leads to a National Care Certificate on completion and opportunities to work elsewhere within our Trust or across the NHS system

Visiting Wheal Vor Ward

Visiting times are by prior arrangement, in accordance with the Trust’s updated Covid Visitors’ policy. Visiting someone in hospital – latest arrangements

You will need to provide evidence of a negative PCR or lateral flow test every time you visit the ward. You can contact the ward by calling 01872 25 2191.

Top Tips when visiting

  • Please introduce yourself and tell us who you are visiting
  • You will be asked to complete a disclaimer form and have your temperature taken. You will also be required to wash your hands and don the appropriate PPE before the start of your visit
  • Feel free to help out at mealtimes
  • Do not disturb clinical staff during medicine rounds
  • When asked to leave a bay or room, please respect our request
  • When you leave the ward following your visit, you will need to remove your PPE, dispose of it properly, and then wash your hands.

Directions to Wheal Vor Ward

Wheal Vor Ward is located on the first floor of the new Tremenel Unit, between Tower Block and the Princess Alexandra Wing.(Note: access is via the Ground Floor).
Wheal Vor Ward is accessed via the GROUND FLOOR of Tower Block, close to the Eye Unit. When you enter the Tower Block, follow signs to the Eye Unit and then for Wheal Vor Ward. Walk through the short link corridor into the Tremenel Unit and then up the stairs or take the lift to the first floor.

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The Paediatric Assessment Unit is a dedicated assessment area for children presenting with medical conditions who need assessment and treatment on the same day.
Many of the common childhood illnesses and conditions that children suffer from can be diagnosed and treated with ease at our paediatric assessment units. We can treat, or advise about any relevant childhood illnesses.

We see children and young people up to the age of 16 years presenting with minor illness/injuries such as:

  • unexplained feverish illness
  • diarrhoea and vomiting
  • cough, croup, wheezing and breathlessness, including asthma
  • sore throat or earache
  • rashes and skin problems
  • accidental ingestion
  • feeding difficulties, an unsettled baby or nappy rash
  • tummy pains and constipation

All children are assessed by a paediatric trained nurse. Children and young people are then appropriately streamed to see the paediatric doctor or the appropriate specialty.

The Paediatric Assessment Unit accepts direct referrals from GPs, Emergency Departments and other health professionals, and allows children to be in a safe, child-friendly environment, providing holistic care for child and family. The unit also allows for periods of observation, to prevent hospital admissions, and offers children and parents’ health education prior to discharge.

Open visiting on all wards is between 10am and 8pm, 7 days a week

Visiting outside these times can be discussed with the nurse or midwife in charge. See our Visiting Policy.

Top Tips

  • Please introduce yourself and tell us who you are visiting
  • Feel free to help out at mealtimes
  • Do not disturb nurses during medicine rounds
  • When asked to leave a bay or room, please respect our request

Directions to the Paediatric Assessment Unit

The Paediatric Assessment Unit is on the fourth floor of the Tower Block at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro.

From Tower Block entrance

As you enter the Tower Block, turn left and either take the stairs, which are past the café on your right, or continue past the café until the lifts are in front of you. Take the lift or the stairs to the fourth floor.

From Trelawney Main Entrance

If you enter from the main hospital entrance, go past the cafe (on your right) and WH Smiths (on your left). Head to the end of the corridor and go down the stairs or take the lift to the ground floor. Go left and this will bring you to the Lloyds Pharmacy shop (on your left). Continue past Lloyds, right to the end of the corridor and then turn right to enter the Tower Block. Just before the Tower Block reception, take the lift or the stairs to the fourth floor.

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The Medical Day Unit is a specialist Elective unit. Patients attend for planned Infusions diagnostic tests and small interventional procedures and treatment management. Treated in a day, patients do not need to stay in overnight. We look after patients with a wide range of conditions. Patients are booked by appointment times to the Unit.
We have light refreshments available on Medical Day Unit but if you have a specific diet requirement, please bring some with you. Thank you.

Please call the Unit if you have any questions prior to your appointment.

Visiting the Medical Day Assessment Unit

We are sorry, we do not have visitors on the Medical Day Unit.

Directions to the Medical Day Unit

The Medical Day Unit is on the first floor of Trelawny Wing at Royal Cornwall Hospital Treliske, Truro Cornwall TR1 3LJ.

Please enter the building from the main carpark into Trelawny Wing Entrance and walk past the WHSmith shop, take the first corridor on the left to the end and then turn right. Please press the doorbell and wait for the nurse to let you into the Unit.

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The Tintagel Ward at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is a specialist ward where we provide general medical care for elderly patients, and look after patients with acute neurological conditions.
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Important Visiting RestrictionsDue to the Covid pandemic, restrictions have been made to the usual visiting times and rules. Please view our Covid Visiting restrictions.

Visiting Tintagel Ward

Open visiting on all wards is between 10am and 8pm, 7 days a week (Please see visiting restrictions above)

Visiting outside these times can be discussed with the nurse or midwife in charge. See our Visiting Policy.

Top Tips

  • Please introduce yourself and tell us who you are visiting
  • Feel free to help out at mealtimes
  • Do not disturb nurses during medicine rounds
  • When asked to leave a bay or room, please respect our request

Directions to Tintagel Ward

The Tintagel ward is on the fourth floor of the Tower Block at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro.

From Tower Block entrance

As you enter the Tower Block, turn left and either take the stairs, which are past the cafe on your right, or continue past the cafe until the lifts are in front of you. Take the lift or the stairs to the fourth floor.

From Trelawney Main Entrance

If you enter from the main hospital entrance (near the café and WH Smith) head to the end of the corridor and down the stairs or lift to the next level. This will bring you to the Lloyds Pharmacy shop. Continue along this corridor, with Lloyds Pharmacy on your left, right to the end of the corridor and then turn right. Just before the Tower Block main entrance, take the lift or the stairs to the fourth floor.

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Emergency Surgical Unit (was Theatre Direct) is an emergency surgical ward receiving emergency cases from ED, 111 and GP services.
Theatre Direct has recently changed its name to Emergency Surgical Unit, along with attached lounge now named Same Day Surgical Assessment Unit.

Our Same Day Surgical Assessment Unit is currently undergoing some changes to improve the area, but is a unit where patients are triaged, assessed, can be taken to a theatre from here and attend scans.

Visiting

There are currently no visiting times allowed on this ward due to COVID unless for exceptional circumstances.

Visiting outside these times can be discussed with the nurse or midwife in charge. See our Visiting Policy.

Top Tips

  • Please introduce yourself and tell us who you are visiting
  • Feel free to help out at mealtimes
  • Do not disturb nurses during medicine rounds
  • When asked to leave a bay or room, please respect our request

Directions to Emergency Surgical Unit

Emergency Surgical Unit is located on the second floor of Trelawny Wing at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro. If you enter from the Trelawny main entrance (near the café and WH Smiths shop) take the lift or the stairs (at the far end of the corridor) to the second floor.

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The Surgical Admissions Lounge looks after Urology patients. We have two lounges, one for men and one for women, that admit patients on the day of their surgery, and 18 inpatient beds for overnight stays.
Our friendly team is very proud to have received the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust’s excellence in care award for going the extra mile for our patients.

Visiting the Surgical Admissions Lounge

Open visiting on all wards is between 10am and 8pm, 7 days a week

Visiting outside these times can be discussed with the nurse or midwife in charge. See our Visiting Policy.

Top Tips

  • Please introduce yourself and tell us who you are visiting
  • Feel free to help out at mealtimes
  • Do not disturb nurses during medicine rounds
  • When asked to leave a bay or room, please respect our request

Directions to the Surgical Admissions Lounge

The Surgical Admissions Lounge is located on the third floor of the Tower Block at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro.

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At St Mawes, we admit and look after patients coming to the Royal Cornwall Hospital for planned day surgery.
When you arrive, we’ll explain what’s going to happen throughout the day and you can ask any questions. Then you can get changed and we’ll take you to theatre for your surgery.

You may return to St Mawes post surgery and may be discharged from here, or need to stay overnight.

Visiting The St Mawes Lounge and Unit

Visiting can be discussed with the nurse or midwife in charge. See our Visiting Policy.

Top Tips

  • Please introduce yourself and tell us who you are visiting
  • Feel free to help out at mealtimes
  • Do not disturb nurses during medicine rounds
  • When asked to leave a bay or room, please respect our request

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Directions to The St Mawes Lounge and Unit

The St Mawes Unit is located on the second floor of Trelawny Wing at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro. If you enter from the Trelawny main entrance (near the café and WH Smiths shop) take the lift or the stairs (at the far end of the corridor) to the second floor.

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St Michael’s and St Joseph’s Wards, at St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle, looks after patients who are coming in for planned orthopaedic or breast surgery, both major and minor.
Patients are admitted onto St Michael’s before surgery. After your surgery, you’ll either come back on to St Michael’s ward for monitoring before being discharge the same day, or be admitted as an inpatient to St Joseph’s Ward until you are ready to go home. Our friendly and supportive team prides itself on receiving excellent patient feedback and making sure all of our patients receive the best possible standard of care.

Visiting St Michael’s and St Joseph’s Ward

The visiting times are 2.00pm to 5.00pm and 6.00pm to 8.00pm (we have protected meal times between 5.00 and 6.00 pm).

Visiting outside these times can be discussed with the nurse or midwife in charge. See our Visiting Policy.

Top Tips

  • Please introduce yourself and tell us who you are visiting
  • Feel free to help out at mealtimes
  • Do not disturb nurses during medicine rounds
  • When asked to leave a bay or room, please respect our request

If you would like more than two people to visit you at a time, please check with the ward team.

Directions to St Michael’s and St Joseph’s Ward

St Michael’s Ward is on the second floor of St Michael’s Hospital in Hayle, and St Joseph’s is on the first floor. When you arrive at reception, go left. When you reach the waiting room, go right, through the doors and the door to the stairs is on your left. Take the stairs to the floor you need.

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The Urgent Treatment Centre at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance is open 24 hours for people needing urgent medical care for injuries and conditions such as minor burns and scalds, simple fractures to the arms and legs, cuts, urinary infections and minor falls.

Suspected stroke? Chest pain? Serious injury? Choking? Traumatic blood loss? Loss of consciousness?
Call 999 or visit the Emergency Department

Directions to the Urgent Treatment Centre

The Urgent Treatment Centre is on the ground floor at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance. When you arrive at the main entrance, go past the main reception and turn right. Follow the corridor round to the left and the Urgent Treatment Centre is on your right.

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Medical Ward 2 at West Cornwall Hospital is a general inpatient ward where we look after patients with a wide range of conditions.

Visiting Medical Ward 2

Visiting Hours

2pm to 5pm
6.30pm to 8pm

Directions to Medical Ward 2

Medical Ward 2 is on the first floor at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance. When you arrive at the main entrance, go past the main reception and the lift to the first floor is on the left-hand side.

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