Urgent treatment centre

Urgent Treatment Centre

Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) are there to help with injuries that need attention urgently but are not critical or life-threatening.

West Cornwall Hospital’s Urgent Treatment Centre is open every day, including weekends and on evenings from 8am until midnight.

You don’t need to make an appointment; you can just turn up during the opening times to be seen by staff.

Urgent Treatment Centres can they treat children as well

They’re in convenient places and you can be seen much more quickly than at A&E.

In fact, many ED departments will pass you on to the nearest MIU or UTC if your condition isn’t serious enough for ED – so you can save considerable time if you go straight there.

What injuries can the urgent treatment centre treat?

The urgent treatment centre at West Cornwall Hospital provides urgent medical care for injuries and conditions such as:

  • deep cuts
  • fractures
  • minor falls
  • non-life threatening head injuries

Opening Times

West Cornwall Hospital Urgent Treatment Centre is open everyday from 8am until midnight.

Live waiting and opening times

You can view the live waiting and latest opening times of our Urgent Treatment Centre and Minor Injury Units before you visit – as your nearest won’t always be the quickest:

Directions to the urgent treatment centre

West Cornwall Hospital
St Clare Street, Penzance TR18 2PF

The centre is on the ground floor at the West Cornwall Hospital. When you arrive at the main entrance, go past the main reception and turn right. Follow the corridor round to the left and the urgent treatment centre is on your right.

Page last reviewed: 30 October 2023

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