Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT)

About this service

The Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) department looks after patients who have symptoms or diseases affecting their ear, nose, throat, sinuses, larynx (voice box) and the structures of the face and neck.

ENT Inpatients

If you need inpatient treatment or surgery, you’ll stay on Kynance ward, which is a dedicated head and neck ward. Children have their own, separate and dedicated surgical ward named Harlyn, which is next to the adult ward. We have a separate Day Surgery unit, although you may also be a day patient on one of our specialist wards.

ENT Outpatient Clinics

We run specialist clinics at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro for children’s hearing disorders, neck lumps, thyroid, specialist cancer, two-week wait referrals and an early post-treatment clinic for patients who have received radiotherapy.

Nurse-led rhinology and aural care clinics run weekly throughout the county at Royal Cornwall Hospital, St. Michael’s Hospital, Camborne and Redruth Hospital, Falmouth Hospital, Newquay Hospital, Bodmin Hospital and Penrice Hospital.

Aural Care

We have a number of Aural Care Nurses who look after patients with both chronic and acute ear conditions. We work closely with the Consultant ENT surgeons, and the Audiology department to provide initial treatment and continuing management.

The department is based in the ENT department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital. We also hold clinics at Bodmin Hospital, Camborne/Redruth Hospital, Newquay Hospital, Penrice Hospital, St Michaels Hospital and West Cornwall Hospital.

Contact information

Where to find us

The ENT department is located at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

Directions from Trelawny main entrance

Proceed along the corridor past the shop (WHSmith) on your left, down the first set of stairs/lift on your left, then turn left and left again into the corridor for ENT and Audiology.

Page last reviewed: 9 May 2023

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