Launceston Community Hospital contact information

Link Road, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 9JD

Call 01566 765600

Get directions to Launceston Community Hospital

Call 111 before going to the minor injury unit. Don’t just turn up, as you may be directed elsewhere or have to wait longer.

Launceston Community Hospital

Launceston Community Hospital provides inpatient care and a range of clinics to people in Launceston and the surrounding area. 

The hospital has 2 wards, 1 female and 1 male, with 4 additional side rooms. We recommend patients bring a few personal items with them to make their stay in hospital more comfortable. Physiotherapy is also available at the hospital. 

Facilities

  • Minor injury unit, access by using NHS 111 online or by calling 111
  • X-ray, Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm. Sunday 8.30am to 5pm (no facility on Saturdays or bank holidays)
  • Inpatient care
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Free parking
  • Disabled parking and access

Please note Launceston Community Hospital does not provide dental services. Find out how to access dental services.

Minor injury unit

If you need urgent, but not emergency, 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 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 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.

And if you’re a visitor to Cornwall, you don’t need to look up details of NHS services if you need urgent treatment, just call 111 or use the 111 service.

Check the latest minor injury unit opening hours and waiting times

Wards

The hospital has 2 main wards which support people’s physical health and wellbeing:

Kensey Ward

The ward has 7 beds providing inpatient care for elderly patients and patients who require rehabilitation following surgery or illness.

There is a dedicated space for patients nearing the end of their life which is a quiet area for them to be with their families.

How to contact your relative

Patients can use their own mobile telephones or tablets while on the ward. We also have iPads available and are happy to support patients to make video calls using these. Please ask a staff member for details.

You can also call the ward on 01566 765640 or 01566 765641 if you need to speak to someone.

Tamar Ward

The ward has 7 beds providing inpatient care for elderly patients and patients who require rehabilitation following surgery or illness.

There is a dedicated space for patients nearing the end of their life which is a quiet area for them to be with their families.

How to contact your relative

You can call the main ward telephone numbers on 01566 765640 or 01566 765641. Alternatively the ward has a handset telephone which can be taken to your relative. The number to contact is 01566 773220.

Patients can use their own mobile telephones or tablets while on the ward. We also have iPads available and are happy to support patients to make video calls using these. Please ask a staff member for details.

Protected mealtimes

The wards have protected mealtimes between midday and 1pm and from 5pm to 6pm. However if you would like to help your relative to eat and drink you are welcome to stay on the ward.

Student nurses and nurse apprentices

Both wards support student nurses and nurse apprentices.

Visiting a patient

Read the latest visiting guidelines.

Support your hospital

The hospital has a charitable fund that is used to improve patient services. The hospital is also generously supported by the league of friends. For more information, email Lisa Dymond, or call 01566 775272.