Pirate FM News

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

Cornwall's Emergency Healthcare Labelled "Confusing"

news-health.jpg
Delicious Submit this page to reddit

8:01am 14th April 2013

Cornwall's emergency healthcare's labelled "confusing" by the new man in charge of looking after us.

Colin Philip from Kernow Clinical Commissioning says there are seven different places patients can turn to for help.

But he is worried it is not always clear which is the right one.

He said: "The reality is that far too many people pitch up to the emergency department at Treliske, wait for hours and they need not have been there. Indeed, in many cases that's wrong place because that's designed for real emergencies not for I guess, the lighter end of emergency care where there's plenty of other places.

"Depending upon what you've heard, what you've read, you could call one of seven places or go to one of seven places at any one time. Pretty confusing for people, since all of those seven are actually doing something slightly different. And I guess that's my point about integration, let's look at this from a patient's perspective."

8:01am 14th April 2013

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Suggested articles
hedgehog

PHOTOS: Spring Has Sprung In Cornwall

Take a look at the beautiful blooms in the Duchy...

truro - tim green

UPDATE: Cornwall's Capital Of Culture Bid WILL Go Ahead

Council backs Truro plans for second time

Most read
police tape 3

One Person "In Shock" After Crash

Collision happened near Hayle on Saturday night

storms penzance 1

UPDATE: Strong Winds Spark Flood Alerts

It's for the south Cornwall coast on Monday morning

Top articles

UPDATE: Cornwall Man Charged With ABH

Cornwall News: It's after an assault at Plymouth station

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.

Seven in 10 parents still have baby clothes their kids have outgrown

National News: Seven out of 10 parents still have clothes their children wore as babies even though they have long outgrown them.

One Person "In Shock" After Crash

Cornwall News: Collision happened near Hayle on Saturday night

Car involved in Tupac Shakur shooting goes on sale for £1.2m

Showbiz News: A memorabilia dealer is selling the car which rapper Tupac Shakur was travelling in when he was shot and killed in a drive-by attack nearly 20 years ago.

Four dead as plane crashes into homes in California

World News: Four people have been killed and another two injured after a small plane crashed into two homes and caused a huge fire in southern California.

Foxes' first win of 2017 amid fan protests over Ranieri sacking

Sports News: Leicester City proved there is life after Claudio Ranieri by winning their first match of 2017 - days after the man that led them to last season's Premier League title was sacked.

Police officer commandeers gritter lorry to find missing boy

Strange News: A missing boy has been found thanks to a quick-thinking police officer who commandeered a gritter lorry to track him down.

Newer article

Beached Whale Put to Sleep

Cornwall News: Rescuers battle to save pilot whale stranded at Castle Beach in Falmouth

Older article

Drivers Ignoring Emergencies And Roadworks

Cornwall News: Pirate FM has been told some are putting lives at risk by ignoring road closures

Cornwall's Pirate FMPirate Extra Footer LogoEscape 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.