University of Exeter Medical School
Royal Cornwall Hospital
Phone: +44 (0)1872 258131
Fax: +44 (0)1872 258134
Our Truro Campus is the base for University of Exeter Medical School students studying MSc Environment and Human Health and for a proportion of Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (BMBS) students during years 3, 4 and 5. It is also the home of the European Centre for Environment & Human Health (ECEHH).
The European Centre for Environment and Human Health
The Centre was launched in May 2011, with support from the European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund.
The Centre focuses on the interconnections between the environment, human health and wellbeing, specifically on emerging threats from climate change, chemical pollutants (including pharmaceuticals and nanomaterials) and antibiotic-resistant pathogens. It also explores the benefits to health and wellbeing from time spent in the natural environment, particularly in relation to coastal areas.
National and international collaborations with business, government and the third sector are key to the Centre’s work. Through collaborative research, PhD projects, forums and other mechanisms, the Centre’s academics are working with enterprise to produce findings that will have local and global applications.
Centre staff work closely with leading research centres across Europe, in North America, India, and China; they also serve as experts on national and international advisory bodies such as the World Health Organisation, and publish extensively in high-impact internationally peer reviewed journals.
The Centre is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2007 to 2013 and European Social Fund Convergence Programme for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. The Centre’s research is also supported by national research councils, major charities, international businesses and national governments.
The Truro Campus is based at the Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) site, on the outskirts of Truro. The Knowledge Spa is on the edge of the main hospital site, close to the roundabout on the main road; Reception is through the main doors in the centre of the building, facing the car park.
Walk or Cycle
From Truro train station it’s a 25-30 minute walk or 10-15 minutes on a bike. Turn right out of the station, go up the hill, right at the roundabout and follow the main road along to the hospital entrance.
A taxi to The Knowledge Spa at Treliske from the station is roughly ten minutes and in the region of £6.
From the main station entrance, cross the road to the bus stop. Most buses coming past the station here stop either within the hospital (Trelawny Wing main entrance) or at the layby on the main road just outside the hospital. Regular buses stopping at the layby include 18; those stopping within the hospital include 587, 594, U1.
Turn off the A30 at Chiverton Cross roundabout, onto the A390 signed to Truro. Follow for just under four miles, past Truro College, then at the next roundabout turn left into the hospital.
There is a paid car park at the hospital, but it's expensive and gets busy. There are a limited number of ECEHH visitor parking spaces - permits need to be reserved in advance.
It's very easy to use the Park & Ride, on the A390, before you reach Truro College from the A30. The Park & Ride bus goes about every ten minutes, and the bus comes through the hospital on the way into town or you can use the Park & Ride Treliske shuttle that just comes to the hospital.