Region hit by flash floods

Parts of Cornwall and Devon have been hit by flash floods on Monday.

Newquay Minor Injury Unit re-opens tomorrow

Newquay's Minor Injuries Unit will re-open tomorrow morning after being closed after yesterday's bad weather. Severe rain caused damage to the building after heavy downpours. Treatment rooms were affected and facilities were deemed unsafe.

I would like to thank everyone for their patience at this time and especially thank our MIU colleagues in Bodmin, St Austell and Camborne Redruth Community Hospitals who have seen many of the patients who would normally have visited Newquay MIU.

I would also like to thank our contractors and the Newquay hospital team for their support in expediting the clear up operation to enable us to re-open so quickly.

– Ruth Pooley, Newquay Community Hospital

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PICTURES: Flash floods in Ilfracombe

A Royal Mail van got caught in the floods. Credit: Becky Roberts
Flooded property in Wilder Road. Credit: ITV News West Country
Vehicles caught up in flash floods. Credit: Dylan Murphy
Vehicles caught up in flash floods. Credit: Dylan Murphy
The drains in Wilder Road have now cleared. Credit: ITV News West Country

Newquay Minor Injury Unit closed

The Unit at Newquay Community Hospital has closed due to severe rain damage caused by Monday's heavy downpour.

Two treatment rooms have been affected making the facility unsafe to operate.

Whilst our MIU is closed we urge people to consider the wide range of alternative health services available that can help and if you become unwell or injured.

Pharmacies can assist with many over-the-counter remedies and advice and local GP’s will be able to provide immediate treatment and advice where appropriate.

Out-of-hours GPs can be seen in ‘surgeries’ and can be accessed via the call centre on 0845 2000 227.

Please remember Emergency Departments and 999 should only be used in emergency, critical or life-threatening situations.”

– Ruth Pooley, Matron, Newquay Community Hospital.

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