Health & Social Care

Covid-19 and Cornwall at the tipping point: will the lessons be learned?

CLICK THE "As I Please" LINK (ABOVE) TO REGISTER AND READ THIS FREE ARTICLE By Graham Smith For entirely political reasons, central government has been keen to transfer responsibility...

Covid-19 in Cornwall: 26 new cases in 24 hours

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded another 26 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours – making a total of 43 for the weekend.  These figures suggest...

Covid-19: St Germans and Mellion come off the “cluster” list but another 17 new cases in Cornwall in 24 hours

By Anne North The St Germans and Mellion area has come off the Public Health “watch list” of Covid-19 clusters, after the number of cases there fell below three....

New Covid-19 cluster in Launceston

By Anne North Cornwall has acquired another “cluster” of Covid-19 cases, this time in Launceston. A cluster is defined as two or more cases outside of a family setting,...

Covid-19 outbreak at Pilgrim’s Pride food processing factory, Pool

By Anne North Public Health England (PHE) South West and Cornwall Council have this afternoon (Friday) issued a statement saying they are aware of a number of confirmed cases...

Covid-19: South West “R” number now 0.9-1.6, with the Coronavirus now possibly growing at 9% per day

By Anne North The government’s South West “R” number for Covid-19 could be the highest in the country, at 1.6, according to data published today (Friday.)  At the same...

Covid-19: South East Cornwall cluster on Rame peninsula

By Anne North Three areas in Cornwall are currently reporting “clusters” of Covid-19, of concern to Public Health officials. The Kingsand, Antony and Maryfield parishes, near Torpoint, on the...

76 new Covid-19 cases in Cornwall since the schools went back two weeks ago

By Anne North Cornwall has recorded 76 new cases of Covid-19 since the schools went back earlier this month, according to government data.  Another five people have tested positive...

When was the last time you saw your doctor, face-to-face? Covid-19 means it will probably never be “business as usual”

By Anne North Face-to-face consultations with a local GP in Cornwall have not recovered to anything like their pre-Coronavirus levels, according to official NHS data. Research by the BBC’s...

Covid-19: Another 11 cases confirmed in Cornwall in 24 hours – that’s 69 in 10 days

By Anne North Another 11 cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Cornwall in the past 24 hours, despite the chaotic shortage of testing, according to government data.  This...

The end of the trusts? Royal Cornwall Hospital and Cornwall Partnership Foundation merger comes a step closer, as Cornwall’s district health authority makes a comeback

By Julia Penhaligon The Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust, established in 1991 to run the county’s main acute hospital, is to be “acquired” by the Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust to...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s doctors join criticism of “Test & Trace” chaos, claiming “true rate of infection is hugely underestimated”

By Anne North Cornwall’s GPs have added their voices to criticism of the government’s Covid-19 Test and Trace project, warning that it is “hugely underestimating” the true rate of...

Covid-19 confirmed at Cornwall College, as local cases increase by 18 in 24 hours

By Peter Tremayne A Cornwall College student is among those who have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past week. A further 18 cases have been confirmed in Cornwall...

Covid-19: Cornwall records 42 new cases in 8 days, a school class has to close, and council appeals for information about testing chaos

By Anne North Another nine people from Cornwall have tested positive for Covid-19 within the past 24 hours, according to government data.  Cornwall has now recorded 42 new cases...

Covid-19 EXCLUSIVE: People would panic if they knew how we are making decisions, says Public Health Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s health chiefs have refused to disclose the basis for this winter’s Covid-19 planning because they fear it could lead to panic and stockpiling, according to...

Covid-19: More confusion as “rule of six” marshals, and police, await their orders

By Peter Tremayne Confusion still surrounds the new “Rule of 6” which comes into effect at midnight tonight (Sunday) with different police forces around the country struggling to agree...

“Save Our Pool!” – Wadebridge fears its leisure centre is at the top of County Hall’s “hit list”

By Graham Smith About 30 protestors staged a peaceful, socially-distanced demonstration in Wadebridge on Friday evening to highlight the loss of their local leisure centre. The swimming pool, gym,...

Covid-19: Cornwall records 31 new cases in six days

By Daniel Clark The number of Covid-19 cases confirmed in Cornwall in the last week has risen dramatically compared with recent months – up 31 in only six days....

Covid-19: Cornwall’s first hospital death since June, as government scientists admit the Coronavirus is winning

By Anne North The rate of Covid-19 infection in the south west is increasing, with the regional “R” number now probably higher than 1, according to government figures published...

Covid-19: Eight new cases in Cornwall today, 20 new cases in past three days

By Anne North Another eight people in Cornwall have tested positive for Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 1,022. The latest data mean that Cornwall...