Newquay's Minor Injury Unit has revealed that it has adjusted its opening hours as of this week. 

From today (Monday, March 18) the unit will be open from 8am to 8pm from Friday to Tuesday and will shut on its quieter days, Wednesday and Thursday. 

Matron Rebecca Tica explained why they have had to make changes to opening times. She said: “We have had to make what we hope will be a short-term change to our opening hours after several members of the team left.

“However, we are pleased to announce that our recruitment campaign has been a success. We have new minor injury unit practitioners joining us soon.

“We will continue to review the operational running of our minor injury unit while our new practitioners undergo the necessary training.

"In the meantime, our x-ray department has also been going through a major refurbishment. This will see the installation of new digital x-ray equipment which will give clinicians access to faster, better-quality images."

On days when it is open, the unit will continue to treat a range of minor illnesses and injuries which have occurred during the last 14 days, including:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Minor fractures
  • Traumatic wound infections (not surgical wounds)
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Head injuries (where the person has not been unconscious)
  • Insect and animal bites and stings
  • Minor eye injuries
  • Cuts, bruising and grazes.
  • Suspected infections, for example, eye, ear, skin, and throat (when GPs are closed). Nearly all pharmacies also offer a minor illness service. Find your nearest pharmacy and check opening hours.

When the unit in Newquay is closed alternative units are available 7 days a week:

Bodmin from 8am to 10pm

Camborne Redruth from 8am to 10pm

St Austell from 8am and 8pm

To see the opening and waiting times of other units across Cornwall, visit

People with life or limb-threatening illnesses or injuries should call 999. This includes patients who have suffered a head injury with loss of consciousness or who are on blood thinners; breathing difficulties; chest pain without injury; stroke symptoms; abdominal pain; and severe bleeding.