nhs 111

Minor Injury Units – change of hours

We have been advised that from 16 June, the opening hours of the minor injury units (MIUs) in Liskeard, Newquay, and St Austell will change to 8am to 8pm daily. This reduction to opening hours has been put in place to minimise the number of short-notice closures.

Care for minor injuries will continue to be available from Bodmin, and Camborne and Redruth hospitals until 10pm, or Stratton; West Cornwall; and Derriford Hospitals for 24-hours a day.

A number of pharmacies in major towns are open until 11pm on most days – check pharmacy opening times.

NHS 111 can also be contacted about minor injuries or if you are not sure what NHS service you need. Online, go to Get medical help – NHS 111 where you can use the symptom checker, or call NHS 111 before you travel to a unit. The service is free to call, and trained advisors will direct you to the best service or will summon emergency help if needed.

999 is always available for life and limb threatening emergencies, which require the assistance of a paramedic on the journey to hospital. This includes stroke, heart attacks and severe blood loss.