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 .
New publication by Dr Peter Levin regarding Community Hospitals in Cornwall. Three are under threat of closure on dubiois evidence . Read Peter's report for turning them in re-ablement centres. Visit our Publications Page.
TRELISKE HOPITAL In the year leading up to September, Royal Cornwall Hospital declared 134 days on Opel 4 (equivalent to black alert) - the highest in England, according to responses to Freedom of Information requests sent to all hospital trusts. Just under 70% of NHS trusts responded to the BBC.
MINOR INJURY UNIT's in Cornwall. Check out the lastest waiting times for MIU's in the County . Live NHS link undated every 15 minutes . VISIT HERE
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 https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/audio-video/how-does-nhs-in-england-work.
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 http://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/5TQSGL3 to complete the survey.
Across the UK 2,000 people die each week after suffering a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), which is the equivalent of one person every 5 minutes. This statistic includes one child daily in our schools. Visit thier web site to find the nearest unit to you. https://www.rrmch.org.uk/about-us/
DEMENTIA CARE . Concerns grow with lack of Dementia care in Cornwall. West Cornwall Healthwatch report on growing number of Dementia Suffers in Cornwall amid reduced local services. Read the full article.
PENGARTH DAY CENTRE PENZANCE is to open at weekends. From Saturday 19th January for 6 weeks and hopefully beyond. Contact 01736 364307 and visit www.pengarth.co.uk
THE NHS NEW LONG TERM PLAN released January 2019. The NHS has written a Long Term Plan so it can be fit for the future and is based on the experiences of patients and staff. Read the details here .