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Key people from Kier, the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust, and the community gather together at the ground-breaking ceremony for the new Outpatient Department at West Cornwall Hospital.

Ground-breaking ceremony marks the start of new Outpatient Department construction works at West Cornwall Hospital

The first turf has been cut by Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust’s Chief Executive Steve Williamson, as a £9 million project to build a new Outpatient Department at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance gets underway.

National industrial action update

This article provides information on upcoming industrial action (strikes). Regardless of any strike, it is vital that patients who need urgent medical care continue to come forward as normal, especially in emergency and life-threatening situations.

Three award winners from the cornwall apprenticeship awards holding their awards.

RCHT apprentices celebrated at Cornwall Apprenticeship Awards

It was an outstanding night for the Royal Cornwall Hospitals at last week’s Cornwall Apprenticeship awards, coming away with three top prizes and two highly commended awards.

The start of a new surgical hub in St Austell

A groundbreaking ceremony has been held, marking the start of work on a new state-of-the-art elective surgical hub in Cornwall.
The £15 million modular build will be located in the grounds of St Austell Community Hospital.

plan view map of the new gravel car park location

Work Starts to Extend Gravel Pit Staff Car Park

Work starts on Monday 12th February 2024 to extend the Gravel Pit Car Park, which will provide 176 new spaces for staff on the land to the east of the current car park area.

Collage of cyclists from past cycle challenge events

Pedal 4 Patients ‘Tour de Kernow’

Join us on an extraordinary journey through the breath-taking landscapes of Cornwall in Pedal 4 Patients Tour de Kernow, a 3-day charity cycling challenge that combines scenic beauty with a noble cause.

Long Service Award winners (LtoR) Hilda Jackson, Mary Evans, Kathy Hamilton, Robert Tong

Long Service Award recipients celebrated at RCHT

Each year, the Long Service Awards honour the hard work and commitment of colleagues that have given 25 years of service to the NHS.

Group of 5 ladies in purple t-shirts - the Butterfly Companion Volunteers and co-ordinator

Bedside butterflies

The Butterfly Companion Volunteer Service is now a key part of end-of-life care at Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust (RCHT).

Participants in a Exercise 4 Mobility class in Bude lift their dumbbells

NHS Charities Together to fund projects solving loneliness across Cornwall

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity (RCHT Charity) has been awarded over a quarter of a million pounds from NHS Charities Together, to support projects tackling social isolation and loneliness across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

Alert: Industrial action

Industrial action by junior doctors is expected to take place this week, from 7am on Saturday See our news article for more information.

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