Emergency and urgent care waiting times

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

Help us, help you get the right treatment, more quickly, and probably closer to home as well.

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