Health & Social Care

Covid-19: Cornwall’s hospitals now filling rapidly

By Anne North More than 200 Covid patients have been admitted to hospitals in Cornwall in the past week, far faster than Covid patients can be discharged.  Covid patients...

Covid-19: Where is our Local Outbreak Engagement Board? asks West Cornwall Healthwatch

By Anne North Health campaigners in Cornwall are calling on County Hall to do more to warn people of the dangers of Covid, one month after the government scrapped...

Covid-19: virus kills 19 people in Cornwall in 7 days, as infection rate now 67% higher than England

NHS data published last night (Wednesday) reveals that 19 people in Cornwall died last week within 28 days of a positive Covid test.  Cornwall’s infection rate is now 1,372.8...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate now at an all-time high as County Hall defies government to advise self-isolation for people with symptoms

By Anne North Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection is now at an all-time high, prompting County Hall’s public health officials to urge self-isolation for people who feel unwell. This...

Covid-19: Cornwall now the second most-infectious part of England; more than 100 in hospital, 12 deaths in 7 days

By Anne North Cornwall is now the second most-dangerous part of England for Covid, with an average infection rate of 1,267.2 new daily cases per 100,000 population.  Only North...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate nearly doubled in a week; Cornwall is now the 5th most dangerous place in England

By Anne North Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection has increased to 979.8 new daily cases per 100,000 population, which is 96% higher than it was seven days ago.  Cornwall’s...

Covid-19: Cornwall sees huge rise in hospital admissions, as virus kills 10 patients in a week

By Anne North Cornwall’s hospitals are now in danger of being overwhelmed by Covid patients, with a dramatic increase in virus-related admissions over the past seven days. The rise...

Covid-19: virus is again out of control in Cornwall

By Anne North Cornwall’s rate of Covid infection is now accelerating exponentially, with several areas recording new daily cases at more than 1,000 per 100,000 population. Cornwall’s average today...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s health chiefs warn they will call for backup if people refuse to wear masks

By Anne North NHS leaders in Cornwall are pleading with the public to not abuse its staff after a patient spat at a member of staff when she asked...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate soars 10.7% in 24 hours; 8 deaths in 7 days

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate has seen another big increase.  Today’s (Wednesday’s) rate is 750.8 new daily cases per 100,000 population, compared with 678.5 yesterday – a...

Covid-19: Devon says 1,000 NHS staff are off sick, but the situation in Cornwall remains secret

By Anne North More than 1,000 NHS staff in Devon are currently off work because of Covid, the local outbreak engagement board heard this morning (Tuesday.)  The situation in...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate now 35% higher than England’s average

By Anne North Cornwall’s Covid infection rate is continuing to race ahead of England, now at 678.5 new daily cases per 100,000 population – 35% higher than the national...

Covid-19: South West has the highest “R” number in England

By Anne North The Covid-19 “R” number for the South West is now between 0.9 and 1.2, the highest in England.  Every other region has an “R” number of...

Covid-19: Cornwall goes dark again, as more than 100 admitted to hospital in a week and new infections soar

By Anne North More than a 100 Covid patients were admitted to hospital in Cornwall in the past seven days, as the infection rate continues to climb sharply. Cornwall...

Hospital bosses who refused £500 Covid bonus for frontline workers got up to £10,000 themselves

By Anne North Bosses at the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust have been asked to provide more details about why they have refused to pay a £500 bonus to frontline...

Covid-19: Royal Cornwall hospital again suspends all visiting as infection rate soars

By Anne North The Royal Cornwall hospital, Truro, has again suspended all visiting because of rising levels of Covid infection.  The move comes only two weeks after the government’s...

Covid-19: Cornwall must look to Devon to find out what is going on

By Anne North People in Devon are to be given an update on the consequences of the decline in Covid testing – while people in Cornwall are being left...

Covid-19: Cornwall’s infection rate again on the rise, 22% higher than England

By Anne North Scientists and health chiefs are becoming increasingly concerned that the government’s latest Covid “Freedom Day” is responsible for more hospital admissions and more deaths. The official...

EXCLUSIVE: Some of Cornwall’s health workers to get a one-off £500 Covid “thank you” bonus while others are left with nothing but the memories of grateful people clapping

By Anne North All staff at the Cornwall Partnership Foundation Trust are to get a one-off £500 pay bonus in recognition of the extra work – and personal risks...

Covid-19: absence of evidence is not evidence of absence, as Cornwall’s official case numbers fall but deaths remain high

By Anne North Cornwall’s official rate of Covid infection continues to fall, largely as a result of the dramatic decline in testing. The government’s numbers put Cornwall at 343.5...