All this week ITV News is marking the 65th anniversary of the NHS with a series of special reports.
Over recent years one hospital has been in the spotlight - unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. Some of the key management figures have resigned from The Royal Cornwall Hospital, and a report revealed that it has some of the worst ambulance waiting times in the country.
Well, despite all these problems, the hospital says the care of patients is the top priority.
Our Health Correspondent Jacquie Bird reports:
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