Perran and Carbis Wards are acute psychiatric admissions units offering assessment and treatment for people aged 18 and over, who predominantly are from the west of the county and the Isles of Scilly.
Buiding work at Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital: July 2020 - March 2021
Building work being undertaken at Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital between July 2020 and March 2021 may impact on the availabiity of car parking on site. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We are doing all we can to minimise any disruption.
Visiting a patient in our community hospitals (updated in July 2020)
With immediate effect, we have made some small changes to our visiting arrangements. The key change is that one close family member can be given permission to visit a person who is COVID-19 positive in an end of life situation.
These updated visiting arrangements will apply to all acute and community hospitals across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly:
- end of life (including where a patient is COVID-19 positive) – one close family member
- children and neonatal unit – one parent/carer at any one time
- maternity – one birth partner only.
Relatives wishing to visit in any end of life circumstances must contact the ward for permission. If the patient being visited is Covid-19 positive, the ward leader/nurse in charge will need to get authorisation from:
- one person from their Care Group Triumvirate and 1 person from the Corporate Triumvirate (Director of Nursing, Medical Director, Chief Operating Officer) – during core hours (9-5)
- The On-Call Manager and the On-Call Executive Director – out of hours
Whilst visitors will come at their own risk, they must be risk assessed before visiting and given appropriate advice. Visitors must be asked to sign the guidance and risk assessment (attached below) when they arrive on the ward.
Visitors will be required to wear appropriate PPE at all times, whether or not the person they are visiting has COVID-19. They must all be given advice about social distancing, handwashing and risks associated with the removal of gloves to hold hands.
Visitor Information Form July 2020
You would be admitted to Perran and Carbis Wards if you were experiencing acute distress; there was concern for your own safety or that of others as a result of your mental health.
If you are admitted to Perran and Carbis Wards you will have your own en-suite bedroom and access to communal gardens and lounge areas. Other ward facilities include gym, multi-faith room, therapy kitchen and games room. The occupational therapy team facilitates therapeutic and meaningful activities/events for patients to participate in on the wards.
Fletcher Ward provides a similar service for people in the north and east of Cornwall
It is free to park at the hospital. The Link car park offers easy access to the ward and includes disabled parking spaces.
Referrals to Perran and Carbis Wards are made through our Home Treatment Teams. This allows us to assess we are providing treatment in the best place for you.