About this service

The Anaesthesia department at Royal Cornwall Hospital provides anaesthetic services for approximately 30,000 operations, both elective and emergency, every year.

Our team of consultants, associate specialists, nurses and trainees, work alongside various other hospital departments to give anaesthetics and ensure our patients’ safety and wellbeing throughout.

You can find out more about the types of anaesthetics we use, and what happens when you have one, on the NHS Choices website.

Click here to view all anaesthetics policies and guidelines.

Contact information

Where to find us

We are located on the ground floor of the Tower block at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

Directions from the Tower block entrance

Head into the ground floor of the Tower block, then head towards Renal Unit. Our Anaesthetic office is just past the Renal Unit on the left-hand side.

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Page last reviewed: 17 October 2023

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