From Friday 12 July, Newquay’s Minor Injury Unit (MIU) will have extended opening hours and be open 24 hours a day on Fridays and Saturdays throughout the summer months
Additional cover will be delivered by 111’s advanced paramedics and nurses until 6 September 2019.
The scheme will see that the MIU has cover from 10pm until 8am and will run for nine weeks during a time where the population of Newquay will more than treble with holiday makers, families and young people visiting the seaside resort.
Run by Cornwall 111, the MIU will be staffed by a 111 clinician, who will be able to see patients who walk-in and self-present with minor injuries or illnesses which otherwise would have needed to attend the Emergency Department in Truro.
In addition, for those patients who have called an ambulance, where appropriate the clinician will take referrals from paramedic crews; saving an ambulance journey to Truro and Emergency Department attendance.
As always, the public are advised to call 111 first to determine the best route of care for their condition. Those calling 111 can be still referred to Truro’s ED department for the treatment and management of a wide range of medical conditions.
Paul Toon, Head of Operations for Cornwall 111 commented: “This is a fantastic opportunity for the people of Newquay and visitors to have access to a local service at the busiest time in the county; I would strongly recommend using the 111 service to get the right care in the right location in the most expedient manner.”
The overnight cover at Newquay MIU will be provided by highly skilled clinicians from Cornwall 111 who are able to treat a range of minor conditions which have occurred during the previous 14 days. These include sprains and strains; broken bones; minor burns and scalds; head injuries (but not if someone is unconscious); insect and animal bites and stings; minor eye injuries, cuts, bruising and grazes.
- The MIU will be open for extended hours on Sunday 25 August (Bank Holiday weekend).
- X-ray is available at Newquay MIU from 9am to 5pm. It is not available during the extended period (10pm to 8am).
- Ground Floor, Newquay Community Hospital, St Thomas Road, Newquay, TR7 1RQ