Edward Hain Community Hospital, St Ives

Edward Hain Community Hospital

The Penwith community services project covers the following eight GP surgeries, which have a registered population of 65,170 people:

West Penwith:

  • Alverton Practice
  • Cape Cornwall Surgery
  • Morrab Surgery
  • Rosmellyn Surgery
  • Sunnyside Surgery

East Penwith:

  • Bodriggy Health Centre
  • Marazion Surgery
  • Stennack Surgery 

Edward Hain Community Hospital is owned by NHS Property Services, and leased to Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT), which provides hospital services. The hospital hosts a number of outpatient clinics each week, and a minor injury unit is available at the Stennack Surgery within the town.

The hospital’s inpatient beds were temporarily closed to new admissions in February 2016, due to fire safety concerns. The last patient left in August 2016. In the 12 months prior to the hospital’s inpatient beds closing, 174 people were admitted to an inpatient bed, and of these, 111 (64 percent) of these people lived in Penwith. The inpatient beds were occupied on average 93 percent of the time.

A new reablement / wellbeing day service is being trialled to run in the hospital until June 2019. The activities are led by Age UK and other community and volunteer groups to provide a six week programme to people who would benefit from a person-centred approach to build confidence, promote independence and link them in with other services in the community. Find out more about the programme

Addaction, commissioners and Edward Hain staff are working together to plan day services for people with substance misuse and alcohol dependency.


Want to know more about our work to review community services in Penwith, including services at Edward Hain Hospital? We’ll be holding drop in sessions in the locations below to talk to you about our work, hear your thoughts and answer any questions. 

  • Thursday 12 September - 6.30pm to 8.30pm - St Ives Leisure Centre
  • Tuesday 17 September - 6.30pm to 8.30pm - The Knut, St Just TR19 7HX
  • Thursday 3 October - 6.30pm to 8.30pm - St John's Hall, Penzance

Please note these events are drop-in sessions, and not public meetings. Email kccg.engagement@nhs.net for more information. 

Penwith Integrated Community Services


Useful documents 

Workshop minutes

Workshop slides