Urgent care waiting times

Non-urgent advice: Do you need urgent NHS care in Cornwall? Contact NHS 111.

Just contact NHS 111 by phone or online at any time of day or night, to find out where you should go and when.

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.

Click here to visit the NHS 111 website.

NHS Quicker App

Alternatively, you may use NHSquicker – the app which helps you spend less time waiting for treatment for a minor injury or illness

NHSquicker is a free app which provides live waiting and travel times for NHS services providing urgent care across Devon and Cornwall. NHSquicker provides information about the healthcare services available to you based on your location, helping you to choose the right service and spend less time waiting.

Use Quicker in your web browser

Download for iOS (Apple)
Download for Android (Google, Samsung etc.)

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