Launceston Community Hospital provides inpatient care and a range of clinics to people in Launceston and the surrounding area.
The hospital has two wards – one female and one male, with 4 additional side rooms. We recommend patients bring a small number of items with them to make their stay in hospital more comfortable. Physiotherapy is also available at the hospital.
Facilities at Launceston Community Hospital
- Minor injury unit - access by using NHS 111 online or by calling 111
- X-ray: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm. No facilities at weekends or bank holidays.
- Inpatient care
- Outpatient clinics
- Free parking
- Disabled parking and access
Please note Launceston Hospital does not provide dental services. Visit Westcountry Dental Care's website for information on how to access dental services.
Minor Injury Unit / X-ray - update 1 October
We are pleased to confirm the minor injury unit at Launceston Hospital has reopened today, on 1 October 2021, as promised.
The minor injury unit will return to its core hours and will be available 7 days a week from 8am to 8pm, although as before there may be times when resources from this unit are used to support other minor injury units.
As before, anyone who thinks they need support for a minor illness or injury should contact NHS 111 before travelling to this or any other unit or go online and use the NHS 111 symptom checker. This helps us to ensure people are directed to the best resource while also helping us to maintain social distancing in our waiting areas.
As you may be aware, the Trust is investing over £400,000 into the hospital to upgrade the x-ray facilities. This work will start at the end of the month, on 31 October. The investment will see the replacement of the 20-year-old x-ray machine and will take approximately 12 weeks to complete (excluding Christmas). While the work is undertaken, the x-ray provision at the hospital will be suspended and will recommence on completion of the work in mid-February 2022. Up until 31 October, the Monday to Friday x-ray services will continue to be available at the hospital from 9am to 5pm.
All other services including inpatient care and the minor injury unit will continue to operate while the work is undertaken.
How to access urgent care if you need it
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 (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.
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 phone 111 or go online at: 111.nhs.uk/
Think NHS 111 first
The hospital has two main wards which support people’s physical health and wellbeing:
Visiting a patient
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:
Secretary: Enis Broad
Email the league of friends