Theatre Direct

At Theatre Direct, we admit and look after patients coming to the Royal Cornwall Hospital for planned day surgery.
We have two admissions lounges, one for men and one for women. When you arrive, we’ll explain what’s going to happen throughout the day and you can ask any questions. Then you can get changed and we’ll take you to theatre for your surgery.

After surgery, patients can recover in our post-operation lounge in reclining chairs or trolleys until they are ready to be discharged and go home. Of course our team will be on hand to keep an eye on you during your recovery and answer any questions you have. If you do need to spend the night in hospital, we’ll admit you to one of our other inpatient wards.

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 Theatre Direct

Theatre Direct 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 (near the café and WH Smiths shop) take the lift or the stairs (at the far end of the corridor) to the second floor.

Find out more about coming to the Royal Cornwall Hospital