A petition has been started to fund a second A & E in Cornwall, as the growth in housing and tourism threatens to swamp the coping ability of the Royal Cornwall.
We want the Government to “level up” Cornwall, by building a second hospital to cope with the ever-increasing demand resulting from the creation of new housing and the growth of tourism.
Rapid and significant population growth in Cornwall has overwhelmed the existing public service infrastructure including the NHS. The Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro is in a constant state of crisis. Demand for services, beds and particularly A&E far exceeds capacity.
You can access the petition here. It so far has over 5,800 signatures.