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Discharge Lounge

This page was last updated: September 2nd, 2022

The Discharge Lounge is a facility where patients can prepare for leaving hospital.
The care team promote independence, activity and health and wellbeing to support patients going home or to another place of onward care, such as a residential home.

Doctors, nurses, therapists, social workers and mental health experts are just some of the professionals who work together on this unit to enable people to leave hospital as quickly as possible.


Important Visiting RestrictionsDue to the Covid pandemic, restrictions have been made to the usual visiting times and rules listed below. Please view our Covid Visiting restrictions.

Visiting the Discharge 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 Discharge Lounge

The Discharge Lounge is on the ground floor of the Tower Block at Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske, Truro.

From Tower Block entrance

As you enter the Tower Block turn left, past the shop and cafe and through to the lift area. Turn right and the Discharge Lounge is in front of you.

From Trelawny Main Entrance

If you enter from the main hospital entrance, go past the café (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 along this corridor, right to the end and then turn right to enter the Tower Block. In the lift area, look left and the Discharge Lounge is in front of you.

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