St Michael's Hospital, Hayle

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St Michael's Hospital
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
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St Michael's Hospital and The Downes Residential Care Home (in the trees ahead)
St Michael's Hospital, Hayle is located in Cornwall
St Michael's Hospital, Hayle
Shown in Cornwall
LocationHayle, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates50°10′48″N 5°25′26″W / 50.180°N 5.424°W / 50.180; -5.424Coordinates: 50°10′48″N 5°25′26″W / 50.180°N 5.424°W / 50.180; -5.424
Care systemPublic NHS
Affiliated universityNone
Emergency departmentNo Accident & Emergency
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St Michael's Hospital is a small hospital located in Hayle, Cornwall, England run by Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust.


Following the donation by Miss Frances Ellis of some property in Hayle to the Congregation of the Daughters of the Cross of Liege in 1904,[1] the Daughters of the Cross established a convent in The Downes, Miss Ellis's former manor house, and a hospital on an adjacent part of the site in 1913.[2]

After the Daughters of the Cross experienced some financial difficulties paying for the running of the hospital, the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust acquired the hospital from the Daughters of the Cross in November 2003.[3] The convent became The Downes Residential Care Home at the same time.[4]


The hospital carries out approximately 5,000 operations each year and sees more than 17,000 outpatients each year.[3] It has two main specialisms: breast surgery and orthopaedic surgery.[5]

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  1. ^ Historic England. "The Downes (St Michael's Convent) (1001305)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  2. ^ "St Michael's Hospital". Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Purchase of St Michael's Hospital". Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust. Archived from the original on 12 November 2008. Retrieved 17 December 2006.
  4. ^ "The Downes". Care Home. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
  5. ^ "St Michael's Hospital – Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust – Excellence in breast and orthopedic services". Retrieved 15 September 2018.

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