Pirate FM News

Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.

Treliske Use Admissions Lounge As Ward

Delicious Submit this page to reddit

10:08am 5th March 2012

Cornwall's biggest hospital is forced to turn an admissions lounge into a makeshift ward.

Treliske says it happened last week after an unpredictable spike in numbers at A&E.

Bosses insist it is normal procedure and the area is equipped to deal with patients.

Graham Webster is Vice Chair of Health Initiative Cornwall: "It is a worry to us. We are aware of the bed reductions. and we're concerend about capacity. We think that there needs to be a continued conversation on this for the future so that there is some provision within the system when these situations arise.

In a statement, a Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust spokesperson said: "In recent days we have faced significant pressures in our Emergency Department and across medical wards with an increase in the numbers of patients presenting with high acuity needs.
"Our staff are working extremely hard to ensure patients continue to receive timely, safe and high quality care at RCHT."
RCHT Emergency Department lead consultant Andy Virr said: "Our role is to treat those with immediate and potentially life-threatening illness and injury. Those with less urgent needs will be treated more quickly if they see their GP, get advice from a pharmacist or make use of the excellent network of minor injury units around the county."

10:08am 5th March 2012

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
carkeel roundabout

Use The Carkeel Roundabout? You Need To Read This...

18 months of roadworks are getting underway


Are Cornwall Houses Being Used As Cannabis Factories?

Click to read why a rise in electricity theft has sparked a warning

Most read
quake 3

WATCH: Earthquake Hits Cornwall

Experts say it is the biggest here in five years

police tape

UPDATE: Further Remains Found After Discovery Of Human Foot

Police are now searching the stream bed in woods near Truro

Top articles

Prime Minister Says Heathrow Expansion Will Be 'Hugely Important' To Cornwall In Duchy Visit

Cornwall News: She met with business leaders and airport bosses in Newquay this morning

Pirate FM Cornwall News Update - 7th January 2016

Cornwall Video News: Officials say they’re holding talks to find new jobs for hundreds of workers in Bodmin.

NHS failing to hit target for charging 'health tourists'

National News: The NHS is on course to miss its target to recoup £500m every year spent treating migrant patients.

Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015

Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.

Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi out of the shadows with New Skin

Showbiz News: The Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi has become a frontman for a new band called CRX, but says at first he "struggled to write lyrics".

Mike Pence's campaign plane slides off LaGuardia runway

World News: The plane carrying Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence has slid off the runway at New York's LaGuardia airport.

Hearn still holding talks over AJ opponent

Sports News: Promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed that talks are ongoing "with a number of fighters" as he edges closer to confirming a challenger for Anthony Joshua.

PHOTO: Are These Oily Legs Or Painted Legs?

Strange News: The optical illusion is dividing the internet

Newer article

Biker Dies After Crash

Cornwall News: Local man and a bus collided in Bugle on Saturday

Older article

Best Companies Celebration

Cornwall News: Pirate FM as part of UKRD Group secures second win

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate 2Pirate Oldies on DAB Digital RadioEscape to Cornwall radioLoveCornwall.com - The Cornish Business DirectoryPirate Education and Training


© Copyright Pirate FM

Pirate FM cannot be held responsible for the content of external links.


We Use Cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer.

By using this website you accept the use of cookies as explained in the terms of our cookie policy.