Non-urgent help

If it’s not serious or life-threatening use NHS 111 online or call 111 to get you to the nearest and quickest option. NHS 111 is available 24/7.

If needed, expert clinicians will arrange for you to be seen at one of our hospitals. 

Please do not just turn up, as you may be directed elsewhere. We will always see people who are most seriously ill first. 

NHS Quicker

NHS Quicker is a free app that provides live waiting and travel times for NHS services providing urgent care across Devon and Cornwall.

The app provides information about healthcare services available to you based on your location, helping you to choose the right service and spend less time waiting.

You can use NHS Quicker in your web browser or you can download NHS Quicker App to your mobile phone.

Emergency and urgent care waiting times

Emergency departments

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.

Waiting times in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly

These waiting times are continually updated. This means that by the time you have travelled to a unit the waiting time may have changed.