TRIAL OF NEW APPOINTMENT & TELEPHONE TRIAGE SYSTEM
Dear patients, Please be advised we have started to trial a new appointment structure and telephone triage system: with phone lines open from 08:10 hours in the morning from Monday to Thursday and from 08:30 hours on Fridays.
If you are over 40 years old and have not had a Blood Pressure check within the last 5 years, please book an appointment with our healthcare assistant.
Minor Injury Units are based at Camborne/ Redruth Hospital and Helston Community Hospital.
Camborne/Redruth Community Hospital has a Minor injuries and Illness Service. It is open from 8am to 10pm, seven days a week, including bank holidays. You do not need to book an appointment to use the the Minor Injuries and Illness Service and parking is free.
There are x-ray facilities available at Camborne/Redruth Hospital. To access the x-ray service you will need to be referred by your doctor who will provide you with a signed x-ray appointment card and advise you to telephone the x-ray department to book an appointment for your x-ray. Appointments can be booked between 9am to 8pm, Monday to Friday; and noon to 6pm Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays.
The West Cornwall Urgent Care Centre based at West Cornwall Hospital in Penzance offers Doctor cover 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and treats the following conditions:
1. Minor Burns, scalds and injuries.
2. Simple fractures (legs, arms, ankles and wrists). 3. Cuts which require stitching.
4. Chest and urinary infections.
5. Minor falls.
Call NHS 111 for non-emergency health advice (click 'Call 111' blue triangle at the bottom of the page)
or in case of an emergency 999
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Out of Hours Call 'NHS 111' on 111.
Appointments The practice strives to meet the needs of all patients. All consultations are by appointment. We offer a mix of appointments, some bookable two weeks in advance, some available 48 hours and 24 hours in advance and we also have appointments available on the day.
We also offer an Improved Access Extended Hours Service especially for patients who are unable to attend during our normal surgery opening times. Appointments with a Doctor, Health Care Assistant or Practice Nurse are available on Saturday mornings at Connor Downs by rota. All Saturday appointments must be booked in advance by telephone or in person during our normal opening hours.
Home Visits Where possible please try to come to the surgery. If you know you are going to need a visit please telephone in the morning. You will be asked to give a short explanation of the problem so that the doctor can be notified and decide how urgent your request is.
The practice strives to meet the needs of all patients. All consultations are by appointment. We offer a mix of appointments, some bookable two weeks in advance, some available 48 hours and 24 hours in advance and we also have appointments available on the day. We have recently introduced a Telephone Triage system.
Any patient who needs to be seen as a matter of urgency will be seen. If you make an appointment and find you no longer need it, please let us know in advance so that we can let another patient have it.
Extended Opening Hours: Saturday morning appointments are only bookable in advance and are intended primarily for those patients who, due to work commitments or travel arrangements are unable to attend clinics during our core opening hours. This service is held on at Connor Downs on alternate Saturdays by rota.
Appointments may be made over the telephone on our appointment number, at the reception desk, or online using The Waiting Room.
Where possible please try to come to the surgery. If you know you are going to need a visit please telephone in the morning, if possible before 11.00am. You will be asked to give a short explanation of the problem so that the doctor can be notified and decide how urgent your request is.
The doctor may speak to you over the phone before he/she decides to make a visit.
House visits are only available for patients who are housebound because of illness or disability.
Please remember that several patients can be seen in the practice in the time that it takes to make one home visit. There are also better facilities for examining and treating patients at the surgery.
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