Peninsula Community Health

Choose Well

Research shows that a significant number of people still go to a hospital accident and emergency department when there are other services more convenient and suitable for their health needs.
Below is a breakdown of the type of healthcare available and when people should use it:

Self care

Keep a well stocked medicine cabinet for treatment of minor illnesses or ailments and get plenty of rest.

 NHS Direct helpline

For absolutely any health questions, around the clock and to find local NHS services phone 0845 46 47 or visit

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For expert advice and treatment for a wide range of minor illnesses and ailments and the best medicines
to treat them. To find your nearest pharmacy text the word pharmacy to 64746 to receive free texts with the name, address and telephone number of your three nearest chemists.


For expert medical advice, medical examinations and prescriptions for illnesses. Your GP can also refer you to a specialist for further treatment if necessary.

Walk-in centre

For treatment of cuts, bruises, minor infections, stomach upsets, strains and skin complaints and more without an appointment – Cardrew Industrial Estate, Redruth, TR15 1SS.
Open 8am to 8pm, 365 days a year. Phone 01209 340997.

Out of hours GP services

Access via your usual GP surgery number or call Serco on 0845 2000 227 for urgent medical care.

Minor Injury Unit

For treatment of a wide range of minor ailments and minor injuries from cuts and grazes to sprains and strains and broken bones without an appointment. For contact details and opening times of MIUs CLICK HERE or call 0845 46 47.

West Cornwall Hospital Urgent Care Centre

West Cornwall Hospital Urgent Care Centre can treat minor and moderate injuries such as burns and scalds, fractures to legs, arms, ankles and wrists and lacerations that require stitching. It can carry out X-rays, CT scans and initiate treatment for more serious injuries. The Urgent Care Centre can also treat minor to moderate falls, allergic reactions and stable medical patients. Phone 01736 874113.

Accident and Emergency (A&E) or 999
For a critical or life-threatening situation only.