Royal Cornwall Hospital
|Royal Cornwall Hospital|
|Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust|
Entrance to the Royal Cornwall Hospital
|Location||Treliske, Truro, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom|
|Care system||Public NHS|
|Emergency department||Yes Accident & Emergency|
|Lists||Hospitals in England|
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. It is managed by the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.
The new hospital at Treliske, which initially included 180 beds and 6 wards, was opened by Princess Alexandra on 12 July 1968. Services were transferred from the Royal Cornwall Infirmary to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in the mid-1990s.
The Trelawny Wing (named after Sir Jonathan Trelawny) 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.
David Cameron's younger daughter was born in the Princess Alexandra Maternity Unit, named after the princess who opened the hospital, while David and Samantha Cameron were on holiday in Cornwall in August 2010.
The Royal Cornwall Hospital was one of 17 hospitals across the UK named as failing to provide enough staff "to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs" by the Care Quality Commission in January 2013.
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