Trial of x-ray services at Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital

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RCHT is to trial the extension of X-ray services at Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital in a bid to ease the pressure at the main Emergency Department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

For suspected fractures or foreign bodies, patients are encouraged to attend one of the Minor Injury Units at community hospitals across Cornwall.

These will offer X-ray cover over the next two weekends.

MIU's treat a range of minor injuries and the trail weekend X-ray service is in additional to the usual weekday service at all of the MIU’s.

ED Consultant, Dr Andy Virr said, “If minor injury patients seek medical attention at one of the Minor Injury Units with x-ray cover, patients at both Minor Injuries and the Emergency Department will have less waiting time and be able to get treated more quickly.”

The X-ray service is available from 1-5 pm at Bodmin Community Hospital MIU today Saturday , April; Newquay Community Hospital MIU on Sunday, April 14; and Camborne and Redruth Community Hospital MIU on Saturday, April 20.

If you are not sure whether your injury is minor and can be treated in a minor injury unit, contact your local unit for advice or NHS Direct on 0845 46 47.

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1:54pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I thought Camborne and Redruth community hospital did X-rays anyway,
I took my daughter in law there not so long ago when she broke her foot coming out of the Angel in Helston (no she wasn't drunk) they plastered it at Camborne and Redruth community hospital so presumably they X-rayed it first.
I thought Camborne and Redruth community hospital did X-rays anyway, I took my daughter in law there not so long ago when she broke her foot coming out of the Angel in Helston (no she wasn't drunk) they plastered it at Camborne and Redruth community hospital so presumably they X-rayed it first. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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3:11pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Wave says...

Whatever service they offer I hope it's transparent.
Whatever service they offer I hope it's transparent. Wave
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4:29pm Sat 13 Apr 13

meerkats says...

Anything that can be done to ease the pressure from the RCH is a good idea.
Anything that can be done to ease the pressure from the RCH is a good idea. meerkats
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6:13pm Sat 13 Apr 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Completely agree meerkats, I was sitting for hours in X-ray at Treliske with my mother when she broke her wrist and her pelvis, I had to take her back each week and it was really busy every time. The nurses and Doctors there work so hard, I don't know how they get time for a break.
Completely agree meerkats, I was sitting for hours in X-ray at Treliske with my mother when she broke her wrist and her pelvis, I had to take her back each week and it was really busy every time. The nurses and Doctors there work so hard, I don't know how they get time for a break. Gillian Zella Martin 09
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