This page was last updated: November 15th, 2022
If needed, expert clinicians will arrange for you to be seen at the Emergency Department (ED) or at our range of other treatment units. Please don’t just turn up, as you may be directed elsewhere or have to wait longer.
This is a new way of accessing urgent care in Cornwall, to make sure everyone stays as safe as possible during the pandemic. It will help the NHS manage the flow of patients when capacity in waiting rooms is much smaller than before, to maintain distancing and reduce the risk of infection.
It means you will get the right treatment, more quickly – and probably closer to home as well.
Emergency Departments in our main acute hospitals in Truro, Plymouth and Barnstaple are open 24 hours for serious life and limb-threatening injury or illness only.