Press Releases

Patient stories improve health services.

Patient stories improve health services

The importance of raising a concern or a complaint about any healthcare treatment you have received cannot be overstated. Raising an issue improves treatments for you and other patients.

Lack of teamwork contributed to the death of little girl.

How a lack of teamwork at the Royal Cornwall Hospital contributed to the death of a little girl with autism.
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.
Peter Levin

Who’s in charge at Treliske? By Dr Peter Levin

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust update: With a new (interim) Chief Executive, could a change in culture be on the way
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