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Treliske continues its emergency command centre

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6:43am 16th March 2018
(Updated 6:43am 16th March 2018)

Bosses at Cornwall's biggest hospital say its emergency command centre will continue to run as they try to get back on track by the Easter holidays.

Pirate FM told you how people in Cornwall are being urged to avoid A&E at Treliske because of extreme pressure.

It follows a spike in admissions after the Duchy was battered by ice and snow.

Officials are fighting to get patients home where they can to free up beds, as the hospital remains on the highest possible alert.

But they say good progress is being made in terms of discharges, planned operations and people choosing the right services.

A spokesperson for the Royal Cornwall Hospital said: "Health and care leaders in Cornwall continue to run Gold Command to maintain safe services and ensure we get into a strong position going into the Easter holidays.

"We want to thank staff in all organisations who continue to go above and beyond to respond to the extreme pressures.

"We have made good progress in the past week, reducing the number of hospital escalation areas open and discharging patients who have been delayed in hospital so that we have surgical beds available to undertake planned operations.

"The intense working between organisations has ensured better care for patients arriving and leaving hospital and we are determined to sustain these improvements.

"We have had a fantastic response from the local community who are using alternative services to A&E where possible and supporting relatives and friends to leave hospital.

"We need this to continue and must ensure that as a community we make the best use of the services and resources available, prioritising hospital care for those who need it most.

"If you need advice on the best place for your care call NHS 111 or visit www.royalcornwall.nhs.uk"

You can check the latest waiting times here or scroll down to check where else you can go for treatment.

Minor injury units

If you are not sure whether your injury is minor and can be treated in a minor injury unit, contact your local unit using the details below, or call NHS 111. Check the links below for current opening times at each unit. 

Bodmin Community Hospital (01208 251577) 
Camborne Redruth Community Hospital (01209 318010) 
Falmouth Community Hospital (01326 430030)
Helston Community Hospital (01326 430205)
Launceston Community Hospital (01566 761030)
Liskeard Community Hospital (01579 373510)
Newquay Community Hospital (01637 834820)
St Austell Community Hospital (01726 873010) 
St Barnabas Community Hospital (01752 679000) 
St Mary's Community Hospital (01720 422392)
Stratton Community Hospital (01288 320101)
Stennack Surgery, St Ives (01736 793333) 

You can find more advice here.

6:43am 16th March 2018

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