It is essential that health and care teams make the best use of resources and capacity to stand down from Operational Pressures Escalation Level 4 – the highest level of alert.
We are asking our local community to only use the Emergency Department in a genuine emergency. We also need relatives and friends to help by collecting and supporting patients when they are ready to leave hospital.
We have a wide range of services that can support people in the community including pharmacies, GPs, Minor Injury Units, the Urgent Care Centre in Penzance which is open 24/7 and you can always call NHS 111 for help and advice.
Last week during the snowy conditions we had a fantastic response from all our staff and the community and we are now looking for a similar response to help us return to normal service levels across the health and social care system.