Health & Social Care

Covid-19: has it been the salvation of Cornwall’s health and social care system?

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The Covid-19 Coronavirus has had an unexpected impact on Cornwall’s health and social care system – which for the first time in years appears now to...

Cornwall’s Covid-19 hospital death toll reaches 81

By Rashleigh MacFarlane The total number of Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall's hospitals has reached 81.  The Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, has recorded 57 deaths and the Helston community hospital...

Suicide rates in Cornwall increase since Covid-19

By Richard Whitehouse New evidence suggests that the suicide rate in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has increased since the outbreak of covid-19. A report going to the...

We can do more than just clap, says Cornwall councillor, urging practical support for health and care workers

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council should offer health and care workers a year’s free car parking, as a gesture to show how much they appreciated, according to Gulval and...

Testing for Covid-19: when the government says “everywhere” it doesn’t necessarily mean Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon Residents and staff in Cornwall’s care homes are concerned that despite the media obsession with whether or not the government has achieved its 100,000-a-day target, there...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s hospital deaths now 77, reported care home deaths also starting to increase

By Anne North A total of 77 people have now died of Covid-19 in Cornwall’s hospitals, with an unknown number also dying in care homes, in their own homes...

Another rise in Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall

By Julia Penhaligon A further three Covid-19 deaths have been reported in Cornwall’s hospitals in the past 24 hours, two at the Royal Cornwall, Truro, and one at Helston...

Covid-19: Only four firefighters off work in Cornwall, despite lack of local testing facilities

By Peter Tremayne Only four of Cornwall’s firefighters are off work because of Covid-19, a Freedom of Information answer has established. Cornwall Council employs around 750 firefighters and support...

No new Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall’s hospitals in the past 24 hours

By Anne North There have been no further Covid-19 deaths reported in Cornwall’s hospitals in the past 24 hours.  The number remains at 70. Nationally, a further 329 people,...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s hospitals have now seen 70 deaths

By Peter Tremayne The total number of Covid-19 hospital deaths in Cornwall has now reached 70, with 21 at the Helston community hospital and 49 at the Royal Cornwall...

Fewer people died in Cornwall in March than in previous years, according to the Office for National Statistics

By Peter Tremayne The need for more detailed information about Covid-19 deaths has been highlighted by Office for National Statistics data which suggests that the overall total number of...

EYEWITNESS EXCLUSIVE: “I have seen the future, and it doesn’t work” – government’s Covid-19 testing regime leaves Cornwall out in the cold

By Peter Tremayne One of the first key workers to use one of the government’s new Covid-19 testing centres has told Cornwall Reports of the complex challenges which seem...

Two more Covid-19 deaths at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro

By Julia Penhaligon Two more patients have died of Covid-19 at the Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, bringing the total there to 49.  Nineteen have died at the Helston community...

Covid-19 testing for all key workers goes live – but not in Cornwall

By Anne North The Local Resilience Forum for Devon and Cornwall has started inviting members of the public to contact it directly with requests for Covid-19 testing, and Personal...

Cornwall waits for clarity, as government ponders a lockdown extension which would ban Boardmasters and the Royal Cornwall Show

By Graham Smith High-profile outdoor events in Cornwall, including the Boardmasters festival at Newquay and the rescheduled Royal Cornwall Show at Wadebridge, are waiting anxiously for the government to...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s hospital have now recorded 63 deaths

By Graham Smith The National Health Service has recorded one more Covid-19 death at the Helston community hospital in the past 24 hours, bringing Cornwall’s total number of hospital...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s rate of confirmed new cases appears to have peaked

By Julia Penhaligon The NHS yesterday (Tuesday) confirmed 10 more cases of Covid-19 in Cornwall, bringing the total to 410 – an increase of only 2.5% over the previous...

Three more Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall, bringing total so far to 62

By Graham Smith A further three Covid-19 patients have died at the Helston community hospital, which is being used for palliative care. Their deaths brings the total of Covid-19...

Camelford Show falls victim to the Covid-19 lockdown

By Julia Penhaligon The Covid-19 Coronavirus crisis has claimed another of Cornwall’s agricultural shows.  The Camelford Show, due to have taken place on 12th August, has been cancelled for...

The number of Cornwall’s confirmed Covid-19 cases rises by only 4 – and now stands at 400

By Anne North The number of confirmed Covid-19 Coronavirus cases in Cornwall yesterday (Monday) reached 400 - a rise of only 4 cases on the previous day. If accurate,...