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Polkerris Ward

This page was last updated: September 2nd, 2022

Polkerris ward at the Royal Cornwall Hospital is a specialist children’s ward for children aged 0 to 11. We have 12 in-patient beds for 0-11 years, 12 Paediatric Assessment Unit beds for 0-16 years and 3 Paediatric Critical Care beds 0-16 years.

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 Polkerris Ward

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

No flowers please.

Directions to Polkerris Ward

The Polkerris 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 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 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 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 fifth floor.

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