The Friends of the Royal Cornwall Hospital is a voluntary organisation and charity which supports the Truro hospital to benefit patients and staff.
Friends volunteers help patients and visitors every day of the year. They help with directions, escort to appointments, offer complimentary drinks, sit as a meal-time companion; make pastoral visits. More information can be found on our Volunteer page.
In 2019, our volunteers generously gave over 100,000 hours of their time, and, among many other duties, gave away in excess of 76,000 complimentary drinks to patients and visitors.
Over the years the Friends have donated millions of pounds in equipment and comfort items for staff and patients, items that otherwise would not have been funded by the NHS.