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Phoenix Ward

This page was last updated: September 2nd, 2022

Phoenix ward at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is a specialist Acute Stroke Unit, where we care for patients in the days that follow a stroke.

We have a highly specialised team of stroke nurses, doctors, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, dietitian, and an Acute Stroke Care coordination team who help coordinate care and rehabilitation whilst patients are on the unit and after they have been discharged.

Stroke patients usually stay with us for seven days. When patients arrive, we stabilise their condition and assess their swallowing in case they need help with feeding. During their stay, we also undertake a complete set of investigations (including blood investigations, a CT or MRI scan of their brain, ECG, x-rays and if necessary, carotid Doppler studies) to determine the best course of care and rehabilitation. At all stages of this process, we make sure our patients, and their carers, are kept fully informed about their diagnosis, its likely prognosis and any other stroke-related issues.

When a patient is ready to be discharged, our team works closely with the Early Supported Discharge Team and the rehabilitation teams on the Stroke Rehabilitation Units in the community so that patients have the support necessary for their continued rehabilitation whether it will be at home or in a hospital environment.


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 Phoenix Ward

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

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

No flowers please.

Directions to Phoenix Ward

The Phoenix Ward 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, continue past the café and WH Smiths shop, take the lift or the stairs to the second floor.

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