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24 Hour Doctor Cover for West Cornwall

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9:03am 19th January 2012
(Updated 9:03am 19th January 2012)

West Cornwall Hospital could get round-the-clock doctor cover.

An urgent care centre is on the cards.

Hospital doctors and GPs would man it 24/7 as part of a 12 month pilot project and plans are being discussed later.

Seriously ill patients with certain conditions will still have to travel to the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro:

1. Chest pains

2. Acute shortage of breath

3. Strokes

4. Head injury with loss of consciousness

5. Severe abdominal pain

6. All severely ill children.

Penzance GP Dr Matthew Boulter also provides casualty cover at West Cornwall Hospital and has been leading the primary care team working on the project for the last eight months:

“I strongly believe that the development of an Urgent Care Centre at West Cornwall Hospital is the right long term solution and can provide high quality urgent care for the local community. We need to pilot the project and assess its success and I hope that local people will support our proposals”.

Dr Andrew Virr, the consultant who leads the Emergency Department Service at Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust says, "This is a smart proposal that deserves the support of the local community. We are committed to providing a good quality urgent care service at West Cornwall Hospital that meets the needs of the population. By working in partnership with local GPs I am confident that the Urgent Care Centre can be a success”.

9:03am 19th January 2012

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