Royal Cornwall Hospital

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Cornwall TR1 3LJ

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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

Admissions:

 

   Mon- Fri:

    08:30 - 18:00 via Acute GP

    18:00 - 08:30 discuss with WCH Bed Bleep holder, if accepted hand over to Ward SHO

 

   Weekends:

    10:00 - 17:00 via Acute GP

    17:00 - 10:00 discuss with WCH Bed Bleep holder, if accepted hand over to Ward SHO

 

    Acute GP Service: 01872 226263, weekends 01872 253566

    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.

Imaging:

 

  •   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)