Royal Cornwall Hospital


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Coronavirus: Changes to Pathway for Older People living with Frailty needing acute care assessment.

Older people’s assessment and liaison and community assessment units

  • The Older People’s Assessment and Liaison Unit (OPAL) at the Royal Cornwall Hospital has closed as part of the hospital’s plan to expand care for patients with Covid-19

  • We are opening four community assessment units (CAUs). These will include OPAL services across Cornwall and will receive community patients who require assessment and review before returning to their home or the safest place of care. These are located in:

    • West Cornwall Hospital – open now

    • Camborne and Redruth Hospital being - open now

    • Bodmin – open date to be confirmed

    • St Austell Community Hospital – open date to be confirmed


Referral is through the Community Coordination Centres:

Out of hours please discuss with the hospitals directly until we have a formal pathway: