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Edward Hain Community Hospital

The Penwith community services project covers 8 GP surgeries. These surgeries 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. NHS Property Services lease the hospital to Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (CFT). CFT provide the hospital services. There are several outpatient clinics at the hospital each week. A minor injury unit is available at the Stennack Surgery in St Ives.

The hospital’s beds were temporarily closed to new admissions in February 2016. This was due to fire safety concerns. The last patient left in August 2016. In the last year before the hospital beds closed 174 people were admitted to a bed. 111 (64%) of these people lived in Penwith. The beds were occupied on average 93% of the time.

Between January and September 2019 Age UK delivered a day service reablement trial in the hospital. This service tested if it could reduce winter pressures by providing community support to enable discharge. Age UK worked with all stakeholders. 27 people were supported during the 9-month pilot. A learning report was produced by Age UK. An evaluation report was produced by NHS Kernow. These reports provided information for Cornwall Council’s commissioning of day services.


Past events

Engagement report public meeting

We held a public meeting on 22 October 2020 using Microsoft Teams. Find out more in our engagement report.

Drop-in sessions

3 drop-in sessions were held for the public to attend to tell us their views about Edward Hain Community Hospital.

The drop-in sessions took place on:

  • 12 September 2019 at the St Ives Leisure Centre
  • 17 September at The Knut, St Just
  • 3 October at the St John’s Hall, Penzance

We listened to people’s views about the health and care services across west Cornwall. 11 people attended.

Key themes attendees raised were:

  • everyone should be aware of the discussions being held
  • supporting people to stay at home rather than go to hospital is important
  • local acute hospitals and staff are very busy
  • people understood the concerns of Edward Hain community hospital’s fire risk
  • it’s important to consider transport cost and times for people when reviewing service options

All views will be considered throughout the engagement and decision making process.

Useful documents, workshop minutes and workshop slides

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