The NHS at 70


St Michaels NHS 70th Celebrations
WCHW on Penzance Prom Aug 2017
On the prom
Checking the lobster pot March 2017
Postcards for Derek Thomas MP March 2017
Truro March 2017
WCHW banner Truro
First campaign 2017
First campaign 2017
First campaign 2017
Newlyn Green
Campaigning on Newlyn Green
July 2016
West Cornwall HealthWatch message board
WCHW at the opening of St John's Hall
West Cornwall HealthWatch group


West Cornwall HealthWatch is a voluntary, independent campaigning health watchdog serving West Cornwall since 1997.  

We monitor developments in the old  Kerrier and Penwith  districts  and campaign to safeguard and improve existing services provided in West Cornwall by the N H S and healthcare services.

Are you concerned about healthcare in West Cornwall ?  Perhaps you have a good news story or a particular problem or maybe you would like to join us. If so we would love to hear from you.   Everything is dealt with in confidence.  Please  CONTACT US .

Save our NHS .  It is believed 20% more funding is needed  by 2020 for our NHS to survive. Read  the  Charter to Save the NHS

 Confused about how the NHS  in England  works ?  The Kings Fund have pruduced a 10 minute video 

If you really want to understand the NHS in greater detail The Kings Fund are about to run an online training course. Due to start on 15th October and will run for four weeks. It’s designed to be really interactive and includes quizzes, articles and videos from experts at The King’s Fund. You can find out more about the course here:

 NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group - The organisation responsible for assessing, planning and buying  services to suit the health needs of Cornwall want your feedback on the minor injury services your GP provides. Go to to complete the survey. 





Recent news and views

New on our local hospitals. West Cornwall to be Urgent Treatment Centre.
West Cornwall Hospital to be " Urgent Care Centre". Growth of orthopaedics for St Michaels Hayle. Edward Hain debacle rumbles on.
Report on Local  Ambulance Services makes grim reading for South West
Report on Ambulances Services makes grim reading for the South West. Response times in Cornwall for 999 calls excessive compared with neighbours. Reports of long waits for ambulances for Treliske.
Dementia in Cornwall rising  higher than national average as services in Cornwall are reduced.
West Cornwall HealthWatch's concerns on the lack of dementia care in Cornwall as number living with dementia constantly rise.