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Duchy Hospital is Cornwall’s only private hospital and has an excellent reputation for delivering high quality healthcare treatments and services. Everything we do is focused on providing the very best health care to all in a clean and safe environment.

All our consultants are specialists in their field and meet strict criteria to practice with us.  Our dedicated, professional and friendly nursing team make ensure that you are treated with dignity and respect.

We're proud of the cleanliness of our hospital and that we have had no reported incidents of MRSA at Duchy Hospital for the past 7 years. The hospital is equipped with the latest medical facilities and maintains consistently high quality clinical standards including effective infection control measures.

Duchy Hospital provides a range of services for both Private and NHS patients. If you have private health insurance, you will find that we are recognised by all major private health insurance companies. Opting to be treated as a private patient means that you can choose your consultant and schedule your treatment at a time convenient to you. You also benefit from priority treatment, fast-tracked admission, an a la carte menu and a single room with en-suite.

Duchy Hospital also provides NHS services. Since 2005, patients have had the right to choose any hospital or treatment centre in England for their operation, when being referred for NHS surgery.  Duchy Hospital is an option for many specialties, including; Orthopaedics (including Spinal), Cardiology, ENT, Urology, Gastroenterology and General surgery. 

As a private patient you will have access to see a specialist consultant almost straight away with fast access to imaging and other tests performed on-site.