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Cornwall Club Site Visit to Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust Lowen MRI
Only 10 spaces available so book now
A new MRI Suite and Haematology and Oncology Unit, which will include Lowen Ward, is currently under construction at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro. Located adjacent to the Trelawny Wing Main Entrance, this brand new 3-storey building will house an MRI scanning suite (with space for 3 scanners) and acute Haematology and Oncology services.
The new building will be accessed via the Trelawny Wing Main Entrance and will provide:
- 2 MRI scanners with future scope for a third
- A 24-bed Haematology and Oncology ward
- An Ambulatory Emergency Care Day Unit to support acute oncology patients
- A Palliative care suite with a safe and private sensory courtyard garden
- An Iodine Therapy Suite
- Waiting areas and general support facilities
The new building allows the relocation of existing MRI services to a purpose-built unit on the lower ground floor. Co-locating the MRI scanners next to other Imaging services improves continuity of care and supports a more efficient Imaging workforce.
The new MRI suite will be modern, but welcoming, and will initially house two MRI scanners, upgraded to the latest technology. There will also be space to support a third MRI scanner in the future.
Providing an improved space on the first floor for the care of patients with Cancer, the new Haematology / Oncology Unit will be contemporary clinical environment delivering the highest standards of care and infection prevention and control.
The plant room is located across the entire second floor.
A modern and clean building is vital for this group of patients, who are more vulnerable to infection as a result of the treatments they receive. Patients will also benefit from an increase in designated cancer beds (24 beds rather than the current 18 beds on Lowen Ward). All Oncology beds will be located together on one ward on the same floor as the dedicated outpatient and day-case service for acute Oncology patients. The plant room is located across the entire second floor.