The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall. Serving a population of around 500,000 people, the Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across all locations.

The Trust is responsible for the provision of services at three main sites:

  • Royal Cornwall Hospital – Truro
  • West Cornwall Hospital – Penzance
  • St Michael’s Hospital – Hayle

Outpatient and other services are also provided at a large number of community-based NHS locations around the county and a number of corporate support services are located away from the main hospital sites.

The RCHT is part of the Cornwall Healthcare Community, working in partnership with other local Trusts to deliver high quality healthcare services across the county. The Trust has close links to specialist services in the south-west peninsula and beyond. Serving a widespread local population, as well as thousands of visitors to Cornwall each year (the population more than doubles during the busy holiday periods) poses a number of unique healthcare challenges.



There are many reasons to consider living and working in Cornwall – with picturesque villages, Celtic ruins, light blue waters, gardens and parks and unique architecture, it certainly is among the most scenic areas of England. Cornwall is very well known for its surfing beaches, coastal and inland sailing waters, and also boasts the longest stretch of continuous coastline in Britain. It plays host to many outdoor events and festivals throughout the summer months, and is also home to the Eden Project and the National Maritime Museum.

Over recent years there has been an unprecedented growth in high quality restaurants and family-orientated leisure facilities. Main road links to the rest of the country have been enhanced by significant improvements to the A30, local rail links to London include regular daytime and sleeper services, and there are regular daily flights to London from Newquay Airport, as well as to other national and international destinations.

Few places can offer the same work/life balance as Cornwall. Contact us today to find out more about the opportunities we have in this stunning location.

Jo Hood

Head of UK Recruitment

Tel: +44 (0)131 240 5266

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