Royal Cornwall Hospital

Coordinates: 50°16′00″N 5°05′30″W / 50.2667°N 05.0916°W / 50.2667; -05.0916
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Royal Cornwall Hospital
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Entrance to the Royal Cornwall Hospital
Royal Cornwall Hospital is located in Cornwall
Royal Cornwall Hospital
Shown in Cornwall
LocationTreliske, Truro, Cornwall, England
Coordinates50°16′00″N 5°05′30″W / 50.2667°N 05.0916°W / 50.2667; -05.0916
Care systemNational Health Service
Emergency departmentYes
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The Royal Cornwall Hospital, formerly and still commonly known as the Treliske Hospital, is a medium-sized teaching hospital in Treliske, on the outskirts of Truro, Cornwall, England. The hospital provides training services for the University of Exeter Medical School,[1] as well as Plymouth University Dental School.[2] It is managed by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.


The new hospital at Treliske, which initially included 180 beds and six wards,[3] was opened by Princess Alexandra on 12 July 1968.[4] In 1969 the hospital helped investigate the mummy of the priest, Iset-tayef-nakht, including carrying out X-rays.[5] Services were transferred from the Royal Cornwall Infirmary to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in the mid-1990s.[6]

The Trelawny Wing, named after Sir Jonathan Trelawny,[7] was built at a cost of £27 million and officially opened in 1998. The work, which took six years of planning and development, marked the completion of the conversion of the Royal Cornwall Hospital into the main district general hospital for Cornwall. The wing ensured facilities in Cornwall were equal to those found in any of the other district general hospitals in the country.[8]

David Cameron's younger daughter was born in the Princess Alexandra Maternity Unit, named after the princess who opened the hospital, while Cameron and his wife Samantha were on holiday in Cornwall in August 2010.[9]

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  1. ^ "Knowledge Spa". University of Exeter. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  2. ^ "Plymouth BDS". Plymouth University. Retrieved 18 September 2023.
  3. ^ "Fifty years of caring for Cornwall's patients at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Treliske". West Briton. 4 May 2016. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  4. ^ "Court Circular". Times. London, England. 13 July 1968. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  5. ^ Gray, P. H. K (1970). "An Account of a Mummy in the County Museum and Art Gallery, Truro". The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. 56: 132. doi:10.2307/3856048.
  6. ^ "The Royal Cornwall Infirmary during the First World War". Royal Cornwall Museum. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  7. ^ "Who was Trelawny?". Trelawny's Army. Retrieved 11 September 2018.
  8. ^ "Employer details". Nursing Net UK. Retrieved 13 August 2016.
  9. ^ Alleyne, Richard (24 August 2010). "The Camerons' hospital has chequered past". The Telegraph. Retrieved 13 August 2016.

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