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West Cornwall Hospital


WCH Acute GP clinic:

    Open 12-5pm, 7 days a week

    Accessed via the Acute GP number above



   7 days a week:

    In hours via Acute GP

    Out of hours discuss with WCH Bed Bleep holder, if accepted hand over to Ward SHO

    WCH Bed Bleep holder and ward SHO: via WCH switch 01736 874000

Point-of-care bloods available at AGP WCH:

  • Venous blood gas (includes estimated serum Sodium, Potassium and Calcium)

  • FBC

  • CRP

  • D-dimer

  • Urea and Creatinine

  • Troponin T


A note on point-of-care Troponin at WCH:

The only patients we can assess in whom ?ACS is in the differential are patients where:
1. the WORST pain, as discrete episode, was >12hrs ago. 
2. the patient is now pain free.
3. there are no acute, ischaemic ECG changes.



  •   X-ray 08:00 – 23:00 everyday

  •   CT scanning 09:00 – 16:00 Mon to Fri

  •   USS 09:00 – 17:00 Mon to Fri, (no vascular imaging, limited capacity)

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