Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Cornwall Casualty Plea
5:50pm 8th February 2012
A rise in the number of Cornish patients coming to casualty with stuff like sore throats sparks a warning.
Treliske bosses say enquiries about common conditions are up 10% in the last month.
Now locals are being urged to think twice and use services like minor injuries or NHS Direct instead.
Consultant Dr Andy Virr says, "Sometimes people feel either scared or worried or they're at the end of their tether trying to get things sorted out. We understand that and we're sympathetic to that. We really just want to make people understand the impact that has on our service and particularly on the impact on patients.
"It can lead to problems of overcrowding in the department and it means that care is taken away from patients who really need our attention for emergencies.
"We are an emergency department and we are what it says on the tin".5:50pm 8th February 2012
Share This StoryTweet
Driver jailed after fatal crash
A 16-year-old girl died in Falmouth
BREAKING: Firefighters battle huge scrapyard blaze
People near Dobwalls are urged to stay inside
'Marine A' Alexander Blackman freed from jail
National News: Alexander Blackman, who had his sentence reduced for shooting dead an injured Taliban fighter, has been released from prison.
Ridley Scott: Aliens exist and they will come for us
Showbiz News: Film director Ridley Scott has revealed he is convinced that aliens are really out there - and one day they will come for us.
Israel's Patriot missile defence system downs 'drone' from Syria
World News: Israel has shot down an incoming projectile from Syria over the Golan Heights, as tension between the two countries escalates.
Joshua v Klitschko boxing match: 'The best man will win'
Sports News: Anthony Joshua says he is "ferocious, hungry and determined" as he prepares to face Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley on Saturday.
'Muddy' men's jeans on sale for £330 at Nordstrom in US
Strange News: US clothing chain Nordstrom has launched a line of 'dirty' jeans which come with a 'crackled, caked-on muddy coating'.