Health & Social Care

Covid-19: confirmed cases in Cornwall reach 198

By Peter Tremayne The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cornwall has increased by 11 in the past 24 hours, one of the smallest daily increases for nearly a...

Another Covid-19 death at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, bringing total so far to 25

By Julia Penhaligon Another Covid-19 patient has died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, bringing the total so far to 25. Compared with other NHS Trusts in the South...

The view from the bridge: County Hall briefs the media on Covid-19 crisis

By Richard Whitehouse The Covid-19 crisis has led Cornwall Council to introduce what appears to be becoming a regular, weekly briefing for the media, similar to the daily events...

Cornwall records its sharpest increase so far, as confirmed Covid-19 cases leap 25% in a single day

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall has today (Sunday) recorded its largest single-day increase in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases – up 38, to 187.  The increase represents a 25%...

Three more Covid-19 deaths, bringing Cornwall’s total to 24

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall has recorded at least three more Covid-19 deaths at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, bringing the total there to 24 (Sunday.) Torbay has also recorded...

Cornwall’s new £450 million acute hospital to be delayed, as cash goes to the Covid-19 Nightingale hospitals – and to the private sector

By Anne North The Conservatives' pre-election promise of £450 million to build a new acute hospital in Cornwall has been put on hold because of the Covid-19 crisis. The...

Four weeks of Covid-19: 149 cases, 21 deaths – how Cornwall compares with the rest of the South West

By Graham Smith Cornwall is seeing more deaths from Covid-19 than most other parts of the South West, according to data published by National Health England. The past four...

Helston’s community hospital closes its doors for minor injuries and becomes Cornwall’s first Covid-19 palliative care unit

By Graham Smith Covid-19 has claimed Helston’s Minor Injuries Unit, which is to be turned into a centre for palliative care.  The development underlines the huge pressure on Cornwall’s...

Another two Covid-19 deaths at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, bringing the toll so far to 21

By Graham Smith Another two Covid-19 patients have died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, bringing the toll there so far to 21. Cornwall’s public health director, Rachel Wigglesworth,...

Is Cornwall in line for a Covid-19 field hospital?

By Richard Whitehouse A number of sites are currently being considered for use as a Nightingale hospital in Cornwall to provide extra beds to cope with coronavirus. Cornwall Council...

Don’t visit Cornwall, says Visit Cornwall, as County Hall insists it is serious about cracking down on holiday home owners who flout the Covid-19 public health rules

By Graham Smith Cornwall Council has repeated that it is determined to crack down on holiday home owners who abuse the government’s “lock down” laws in relation to the...

South East Cornwall MP Sheryll Murray says NHS staff have the protective equipment they need

By Richard Whitehouse One of Cornwall’s MPs has found herself at the centre of a row over protective equipment for health and care workers, after claiming they had sufficient...

Covid 19: confirmed cases in Cornwall continue to rise

By Graham Smith There has been a further rise in the number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Cornwall – up by a further 15 in the past 24 hours...

New Covid-19 NHS Nightingale field hospital to be built at Bristol for south west patients

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Covid-19 patients from Cornwall are to be treated at a new “pop up” hospital to be built at Bristol. One of several NHS Nightingale field hospitals...

Three more Covid-19 deaths at Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, bringing the total so far to 19

By Graham Smith Another three patients have died from Covid-19 Coronavirus at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, bringing the hospital’s death toll so far to 19.  It is not...

One month of Covid-19 in Cornwall: 99 confirmed cases, at least 16 deaths

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Cornwall now has at least 99 confirmed cases of the Covid-19 Coronavirus, compared with zero at the same stage last month.  New cases are doubling every...

Another six Covid-19 deaths at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro

By Anne North Another six patients have died from Covid-19 at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, bringing the current toll to at least 16. A spokesperson for the hospital...

Cornwall is testing fewer people for Covid-19 than almost anywhere else, as new “league table” ranks CCGs

By Graham Smith Cornwall is assessing fewer people for Covid-19 than almost anywhere else in the country, according to data published this morning (Wednesday) by NHS England. Although the...

Covid-19 means Cornwall’s deaths can now be registered by telephone

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s Register Offices have now closed because of the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis, with Cornwall Council implementing the recent emergency legislation to register deaths by telephone, None...

Covid-19: Cornwall now has 81 confirmed cases, after biggest single day increase

By Graham Smith The number of new Covid-19 cases in Cornwall increased by 12 yesterday (Tuesday), the highest-ever single-day rise.  There are currently 81 confirmed infections in Cornwall.  The...