Summer campaign launch – helping everyone get the right care

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s health and care system will launch a campaign on the beach ahead of what’s expected to be the Duchy’s busiest summer.

Call us on NHS 111 or go online to 111.nhs.uk if you need NHS help this summer.

Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly’s health and care system will launch a campaign on the beach ahead of what’s expected to be the Duchy’s busiest summer.

The launch, on Monday 10 May from 10am at Mother Ivey’s Bay, Trevose Head, Padstow, aims to help people understand how, if they need health services, where the right place to go is and when.

Ahead of the expected 210,000 visitors a day arriving in the county, our launch will provide the opportunity to learn about the plans to help people find the right service when they need it.

There will also be the chance to talk to Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust’s emergency department consultant Anna Shekhdar, Visit Cornwall’s Malcolm Bell and Dr John Garman, NHS Kernow Clinical Commissioning Group governing body member.

Dr John Garman said: “As people embrace the long-awaited next stage of the easing of lockdown and greater freedom, we are all expecting this summer to be like no other. We want people to enjoy our beautiful county but if they do become ill or injured be able to access healthcare services quickly and safely.

“Your own GP, whether you are at home or away, is always the best first point of call, and pharmacist can also offer help and treatment with over the counter remedies.

“With more people out and about, taking part in new activities, getting back on the surfboard, SUP or lacing up the walking boots, we anticipate treating more broken or fractured bones and sprains, and burns. For these urgent but not emergency conditions, or when your GP surgery is closed, people should call 111 or visit 111.nhs.uk.

“COVID has not gone away and we must remain on our guard, taking steps to protect ourselves, each other and the NHS.”

Local sand artist Chris Howarth, (aka One Man And His Rake), helped create the campaign artwork which will be used on leaflets and billboard advertising.

Added on 10 May 2021, in News - Choose well

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