Health & Social Care

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,...

Cornwall Council has managed to find 125,000 face masks for care workers and doctors. By next week, the council will need 125,000 more

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall Council leader Julian German has given more details about the shortage of Personal Protective Equipment for care workers and doctors. Mr German has told councillors...

Cornwall’s Covid-19 death toll, for hospitals only, is now 59

By Rashleigh MacFarlane One more Covid-19 death has been recorded at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, in the past 24 hours, bringing the total there to 46.  With 13...

EXCLUSIVE: Cornwall appears to see a drop in the numbers of patients presenting with Covid-19 symptoms

By Anne North The rate at which people in Cornwall are seeking advice – and testing – for the Covid-19 Coronavirus appears to have slowed dramatically over the past...

One more Covid-19 death in Cornwall, where total fatalities are now less than half those in Gloucestershire

By Peter Tremayne There has been one more Covid-19 death recorded in Cornwall’s hospitals in the past 24 hours, taking the latest toll to 58.  There is still no...

We need clarity about Cornwall’s Covid-19 care home deaths, says chairman of council’s scrutiny committee

By Graham Smith The chairman of an important Cornwall Council scrutiny committee has added his voice to calls for County Hall to publish what it knows about Covid-19 Coronavirus...

Cornwall’s hospitals have now recorded 57 Covid-19 deaths

By Julia Penhaligon The Covid-19 Coronavirus has now claimed at least 57 lives in Cornwall’s hospitals, and more than 20 in care homes.  The exact figure for care homes...

Lift the Covid-19 lockdown early in Cornwall, says former Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt

By Graham Smith Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has suggested that the Covid-19 lockdown could be lifted in Cornwall, before the rest of the country. Mr Hunt, who is...

Cornwall’s Covid-19 hospital death toll reaches 50

By Graham Smith The number of Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall’s hospitals has now reached 50, after a further three were recorded at Helston and another one at the Royal...

Still not enough Covid-19 testing for Cornwall’s frontline hospital workers, as 120 forced to stay home

By Graham Smith Absenteeism at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, due to fears about the Covid-19 Coronavirus, is still running at nearly double its usual rate despite a government promise...

Cornwall’s bus drivers fear their anti-Coronavirus protective screens are inadequate

By Ed Oldfield A bus drivers’ union says new flexible screens fitted to drivers’ cabs are like a ‘shower curtain’ and claims they will do little to prevent the...

Cornwall’s care workers yesterday received only 30% of the face masks needed, as government fails to deliver on its promise to “fix PPE”

By Anne North The government’s promise that care workers would receive adequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment is risking ridicule after yesterday’s (Wednesday’s) delivery to Cornwall contained only 30%...

Four more Covid-19 deaths in Cornwall brings hospital total to 46

By Rashleigh MacFarlane Four more hospital patients, two at the Royal Cornwall, Truro, and two at Helston community hospital, have died of the Covid-19 Coronavirus in the past 24...

Fourteen Covid-19 deaths at Cornish care home

By Graham Smith Fourteen residents of a Cornish care home have died after becoming infected with Coronavirus. The outbreak has been at Roseland Court, Tregony, near Truro.  The home's...

Cornwall’s Covid-19 toll remains at 42, with no new deaths reported in hospitals in the past 24 hours

By Anne North No more Covid-19 deaths have been recorded in Cornwall in the past 24 hours, according to data released by the NHS this afternoon (Tuesday.)  The data...

Covid-19: Confirmed cases pass 300, at the start of a crucial week for Cornwall’s curve

By Anne North There are now more than 300 confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Cornwall, according to NHS figures published yesterday (Monday.) The number is currently 301, a rise...

Cornwall’s Covid-19 numbers compare well with other council areas, but there are now fears that the slowly emerging care home data is just “the tip of the iceberg”

Above: data for confirmed cases, per 100,000 people, suggests Cornwall is "safer" than average; below, expected deaths by population size

Cornwall’s total Covid-19 death toll now 42, after another patient dies at the Royal Cornwall Hospital

By Anne North Within the past 24 hours another Covid-19 patient has died at the Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, bringing the total so far there to 39.  Three other...

Truro or Helston? Cornwall’s doctors given a life-or-death score chart to help decide which hospital for Covid-19 patients

By Julia Penhaligon Cornwall’s GPs have been given a Covid-19 “score chart” to help them decide which patients should be sent to Truro, and possible intensive care treatment, or...