Emergency and urgent care waiting times

Do you need urgent NHS care in Cornwall? 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.

Contacting 111 first helps 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. For this reason, you may be asked to enter the department on your own. Please tell us if this is a problem.

It means you will get the right treatment, more quickly, and probably closer to home as well.

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.