Emergency and urgent care waiting times

If you need to visit a hospital, please don’t just turn up. You may be directed elsewhere or have to wait longer. Contact NHS 111 online or call 111 at any time of day or night, to find out where you should go and when.

Arrangements have not changed for people with serious or life-threatening illnesses or injuries. Please continue to dial 999 as before.

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  • If you have coronavirus symptoms and need medical help for any reason, do not go to a GP or dentist, pharmacy or hospital. If you have symptoms of coronavirus (a high temperature, a new, continuous cough or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste), contact NHS 111 online.

Emergency and urgent care waiting times


NHSquicker is a free app which helps you spend less time waiting for treatment for a minor injury or illness. The app provides live waiting and travel times for NHS services providing urgent care across Devon and Cornwall. You can find information about healthcare services available to you based on your location, helping you to choose the right service and spend less time waiting.

The combined travel and waiting times estimate how long it will take you to be seen by each service. Our emergency departments are busy, and often for a minor injury, you could be seen quicker elsewhere.

Please remember to only call 999 in a life-threatening emergency.

You can also use the app to find information about pharmacies, dentists, opticians, sexual health and GP surgeries.

If you are not sure where to go, contact NHS 111 and they will direct you to the most appropriate place for your needs.

The information feed is provided by:

  • Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust
  • Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
  • South Western Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust
  • Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
  • Claremont Medical Practice

Page last reviewed: 11 April 2023

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