Press Releases

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.

Lack of Dementia Care in Cornwall

West Cornwall HealthWatch's concerns on the lack of dementia care in Cornwall as number living with dementia constantly rise.
West Cornwall HealthWatch

Improved RCHT ED waiting times, good news or fake news?

A report from West Cornwall HealthWatch explaining how the 'improved' ED waiting times at Treliske are actually worse than before.
West Cornwall HealthWatch

Press release from WCHW about 4th March 2017 Day of Action

Press release from West Cornwall HealthWatch about the day of action on 4th March 2017, starting in St Just, followed by Penzance and Truro.
West Cornwall HealthWatch

WCHW endorses Press release for publication of Cornwall STP Nov 2016

West Cornwall HealthWatch fully endorse the press release from Keep Our NHS public, in response to the publication of the Cornwall STP, Nov 28th 2016
West Cornwall HealthWatch

Health and Social Care survey, Cornwall 2016

Criticism of the health and social care survey conducted by NHS Kernow and Cornwall Council March 2016
West Cornwall HealthWatch

Poltair hospital sold 2016

Poltair hospital has been sold to a property developer, May 2016
West Cornwall HealthWatch

Temporary closure of Edward Hain Hospital

Concerns and implications of the temporary closure of Edward Hain Hospital
West Cornwall HealthWatch

Community Health Services for Cornwall, Nov 2015

Community Health services in Cornwall are to be provided by an NHS consortium, news release Nov 2105