Paediatrics High Dependency Unit

The Paediatric High Dependency Unit is a dedicated three-bed area where we look after children who are critically ill and need closer observation and monitoring.
Our team of specialist children’s nurses keep a close eye on patients day and night to make sure their condition remains stable. The unit is part of the Child Health Department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital.

Visiting the Paediatric High Dependency Unit

Visiting Hours

We don’t have set visiting times.
No flowers please.

Directions to the Paediatric High Dependency Unit

The Paediatric High Dependency Unit is on the fifth 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 fifth 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 main entrance, take the lift or the stairs to the fifth floor.

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