On 20 October 2016, the beds at Falmouth Hospital will temporarily be relocated to Cove Ward, Longreach House, Redruth; returning to Falmouth in January 2017.
The short-term relocation will take place to allow an extensive range of essential building work to be carried out; including the installation of a new fire alarm, nurse call system for patients and other safety improvements.
Wayne Gummery-Richards, Matron at Falmouth Hospital explains:
“To ensure patient wellbeing, safety and quality of care while the works are undertaken we will temporarily relocate Boscawen Ward at Falmouth to Longreach House, Redruth - adjacent to Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital.
“The doctors and nurses who work on Boscawen Ward will move with the patients to ensure they continue to receive consistent care from staff they know and who know them.
“Over the next couple of weeks we will be talking in more detail to patients, who may be affected and their families so they understand exactly what the temporary arrangements will mean for them.”
The Minor Injury Unit, the Albert Collins Day Hospital, physiotherapy, outpatient clinics and x-ray will continue to operate as usual from Falmouth while the work is undertaken.
The building work has been arranged by NHS Property Services who own the hospital.