Travel Information

  • How to reach the hospital by car

    The hospital is well signposted from Truro town centre and from the A390 which runs immediately outside the hospital. Directions available here

  • Nearest Car Park

    On site - Q park pay and display

  • Car Parking Charges

    Concessions available for parents with a baby on the Neonatal Unit.

    Prices of standard parking for hospital visitors otherwise are below. *Correct as of June 2019*

    Standard Rates:

    • Up to 2 hours: £2.90
    • Up to 4 hours: £5.80
    • Up to 6 hours: £8.60
    • Up to 24 hours: £14.40
  • Nearest Bus Stop

    Park & Ride: A park and ride service is available at Threemilestone.  Click here for details.

    Bus information: The Royal Cornwall Hospital is on a number of bus routes and buses stop outside the main entrances. Advice on bus times is available from:

    • Traveline on 0870 608 2608
    • First Devon & Cornwall: 0845 600 1420 
    • Western Greyhound: 01637 871871
  • Nearest Railway Station

    Truro railway station is approximately two miles away. There are bus links to the hospital and taxis are available for hire.  Train information.

  • Local Taxi Numbers
    • A2B Taxis Truro- 01872 272989
    • Truro Taxis 01872 222666
    • City Taxis 01872 273053
    • Truro Taxi Cab Co 01872 321321

Hospital Services

  • Refreshment Facilities

    Ingredients Restaurant: Tower Block 8am to 4pm Monday to Friday, serving a full range of hot and cold foods including breakfasts, snacks, main meals and drinks.

    Ingredients Coffee Lounge: Open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, serving coffee, cakes and snacks. Wi-Fi is available here.

    Cornwall Food Cafe: Trelawny Wing entrance, open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday, serving a wide range of snacks and drinks.

    League of Friends Coffee Bar: Tower Block entrance, open 9am to 4pm all week, serving a range of snacks and drinks.

    League of Friends Refreshment Bar: Mermaid Centre, open during clinic hours, Tuesday to Friday, serving a range of snacks and drinks.

    Vending Machines:  Selling sandwiches, hot drinks and snacks located around the hospital

    Trolley Service: Visits the wards each day

  • General Amenities

    Cashpoint: In main entrance, Trelawney Wing. No charges for withdrawals

    WiFi: Free wifi available throughout the hospital.

    Post Box: In main entrance, Trelawney Wing.

    Pharmacy: Lloyds Pharmacy in Tower Block, open Monday – Friday 9am-6pm and Saturdays 9am – 1pm.

    WH Smith: Trelawney Wing, 8am -8pm daily, newsagent, confectionery, snacks, cards, gifts and flowers

  • Other Shops Nearby

    Sainsbury’s: 5 minute drive from RCHT: open Monday – Saturday 7am – 10pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm.

    Aldi: 5 minute drive from RCHT: open Monday – Saturday 7am – 10pm, Sunday 11am – 4pm.

    Co-Op: In Threemilestone, 5 minute drive from RCHT open daily 6am – 11pm

    Spar: 10 minute walk from RCHT open daily 6.30am – 11pm

  • Religious and Spiritual Support

    Spiritual & Pastoral Care Team visit wards regularly and Chaplains are also available on call. The Chaplains work closely with all faith communities, so if you would like us to contact your own priest, minister or faith community leader, we can do that for you. Spiritual care is usually given on a one-to-one basis, is completely person-centred, and makes no assumptions about personal conviction or life orientation. Religious care is given in the context of the shared religious beliefs, values, liturgies and lifestyle of a faith community or belief group.

    Tel 01872 252883 or through the switchboard on 01872 250000 out of hours.

  • Parent and Family Liaison Services

    Patient and Family Experience Team are passionate about patient experience and we want every one of our patients, and their relatives, to receive the best possible service when being treated at, or visiting, our hospitals. Sometimes, however, things don’t go to plan, and we want to assure you that whatever happens, we will always do our best to put things right and try to stop it from happening again. PALS and complaints service located on site.

    Email : rcht.patientexperience@nhs.net Tel:01872 252793

  • Interpreting Services

    Interpreting and translation services available 24 hours a day if required. Speak with a member of staff on the unit or contact PALS as above.