Press Releases

Rivalry as to who should shape Cornwall’s integrated health and care system?

Behind the scenes rivalry is becoming evident as to who should shape Cornwall's integrated health and care system . Should it be backroom visionaries or frontline practitioners.

Do you need urgent NHS care in Cornwall? Then contact NHS 111

A new system is in place throughout Cornwall for urgent medical care

The Embrace Care Project . Is it a political stunt ?

The Embrace Care project is beginning to look like a political stunt. Cornwall’s frail older folk deserve better.


Farewell and thanks go to Jackie Pendleton and a warm welcome go to Helen Charlesworth-May in her new. role.


In Cornwall we are proud of our volunteering tradition. But is the recent advert to recruit those volunteers to help ease the crisis in the NHS and Social Care a step too far?

How to get better value for money from Cornwall's NHS hospitals

Before health and social care services can be successfully integrated the NHS needs to get its own house in order. A new report, prepared by Dr Peter Levin sets out eight challenges that the NHS leadership must rise to if we are to get better value for the money, a better service for patients and a better working environment for staff. Go to the full report.

New Hope For Community Beds in West Cornwall ?

General Election promises brings crunch time for lack of community beds in West Cornwall. Will there be a new purpose built facility? Will the saga of Edward Hain finally be concluded ?


According to EU statistics West Cornwall is the second poorest region in Western Europe. How has Westminster over the past 3 Parliaments improved the health of the region . Is it “jam tomorrow ” ?

Concerns over land sale at West Cornwall Hospital.

An open letter has been sent to all of our local prospective MP's asking for their views. The good news of £11 million to improve services at West Cornwall Hospital Penzance and St Michael's Hayle has been soured by a possible land sell off . Read the full letter. Give us your views .