Neonatal Unit

We have a 20-cot Neonatal Unit which provides a wide range of intensive care, high dependency and special care to sick and premature babies in Cornwall. Our Neonatal service forms part of a co-ordinated network for Neonatal Care in the South West.
The neonatal ward looks after babies who have been born prematurely, or born at full term with complications. You can find out more about how the unit works and the specialist care we provide, please visit our neonatal unit page.

Visiting the Neonatal Unit

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.

We only allow two people to visit a baby at any one time. Siblings can visit with their parents and other visitors (grandparents, friends and other family members) can visit at the family’s discretion. We do not allow any under 16s apart from siblings.

We have baby rest time on the unit every day between 1pm and 3pm, when we don’t allow any visitors other than parents.

Find out more about visiting the Neonatal Unit on our Neonatal service page.

Directions to the Neonatal Unit

The Neonatal ward is in the Princess Alexandra Wing at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Treliske in Truro. When you arrive at the hospital, follow the signs to the Princess Alexandra Wing and the neonatal ward is on the first floor.

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