Helston Community Hospital provides inpatient care and a range of clinics for the people of the town and the surrounding area.
Facilities at Helston Community Hospital
- Minor injury unit - access by using NHS 111 online or by calling 111 (temporarily closed)
- Inpatient care
- Outpatient clinics
- Free parking
- Disabled parking and access
Pleae note there are no x-ray facilities available.
Please note Helston Hospital does not provide dental services. People looking to access dental services should visit https://westcountrydentalcare.co.uk/
Minor injury unit
We have taken the decision to today, 19 January 2021, to temporarily close the minor injury unit at Helston Hospital. We have done this to allow the hospital staff to focus all their attention and skills on caring for people with COVID-19.
GP surgeries in Helston remain open. They continue to provide appointments; however the Helston Medical Centre will not offer a minor injury service while they focus on the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine.
If you need urgent, but not emergency care, please contact NHS 111 either online or by telephone. They will triage and direct you to the right service. If you need to attend a minor injury unit or another facility, they will arrange this and will let them know you are on the way. This helps us to keep people safe in our waiting rooms.
We will re-open the minor injury unit as soon as we can.
Visiting (updated January 2021)
Due to the current increase in cases nationally and locally, we urgently need to reduce the number of people coming to our hospitals.
We have therefore taken the decision to restrict visiting unless:
- A person is receiving end of life care, regardless of their covid status
- Are visiting a child – one parent
- Is in the person’s best clinical interests and agreed in line with our internal processes
If you are visiting in one of these circumstances, please arrange this with us first. We will ask you to sign a risk assessment. We will provide you with personal protective equipment.
We know you will want to stay in touch while your relative or friend is in hospital. Patients are able to use their own or one of our mobile devices to telephone, video call or message.
Please bear in mind the confidentiality of other patients when you do this.
Our ward staff should be able to help you to stay in touch using a mobile device. You can also contact or arrange to send messages via our patient experience team by calling 01208 834620 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a small number of items which we recommend you bring with them to make your stay more comfortable.
The hospital also offers a day hospital facility which hosts various clinics, groups and services such as blood transfusion.
Outpatient clinics are provided from the hospital. Your appointment letter will detail any requirements, but please contact us if you have a query.
The hospital has one ward which supports people’s physical health and wellbeing:
Support your hospital
The hospital has a charitable fund which is used to improve patient services. The hospital is also generously supported by the League of Friends:
Secretary: Wendy Wallis