St Michael’s Hospital – Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust – Excellence in Breast and Orthopaedic services
Hayle NHS Trust Hospital: the principle provider of acute care services in Cornwall
The Cornwall St Michael’s Hospital is part of a large hospital trust, the Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. It delivers hospital healthcare to residents and communities stretching right across Cornwall.
Hayle St Michael’s Hospital has two main specialties: Breast care and Trauma/Orthopaedics. Many other services such as dermatology or endocrine services are provided within the two other NHS Trust Cornwall Hospitals:
– Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske, Truro)
– West Cornwall Hospital (Penzance)
St Michael’s Orthopaedic Surgery
St Michael’s Cornwall Hospital delivers inpatient and day case surgery by nationally- and internationally-recognized surgeons. The Trauma department provides surgery for both children and adults and is specialized in hip surgery, hand surgery, arthroscopic surgery, complex foot and ankle surgery and knee surgery.
New, state-of-the-art operating theatres were recently added to the Orthopaedic department, in addition to the existing dedicated elective facility. These developments will offer a major improvement to the wellbeing of patients during their hospital stay. Moreover, the Trauma department has recently created single sex facilities with a view to improving patient privacy.
Breast care in St Michael’s Royal Cornwall Hospitals
The Cornwall Breast Unit is the largest Oncoplastic Breast Unit in the South West. Each year, more than 12,000 outpatients are seen in the department and 500 cancers are diagnosed and treated.
The Breast Unit aims to provide the highest standard of care and it includes:
– Specialist Radiographers and Radiologists
– Specialist Breast Care Nurses
– Clinical and Medical Oncologists
– Clinical Psychologists
St Michael’s hospital is bright, perfectly clean and peaceful. Its female-only ward for breast surgery patients is managed by a team who are particularly skilled in catering to the specific needs of women who undergo Oncoplastic Breast surgery.
Top facilities ensure a great patient experience in Cornwall hospitals
St Michael’s and the other Royal Cornwall Hospitals provide access to numerous facilities in order to contribute to patient wellbeing. At St Michael’s, the League of Friends Refreshment Bar serves a wide range of snacks and drinks. Others facilities like TV, public telephone, translation services and disabled parking are available.