Plea to keep A&E Departments for real emergencies

Health authorities in Cornwall are urging people not to clog up hospital emergency departments unnecessarily over the Easter break.

As visitor numbers increase, people are being asked to carefully consider their medical needs to help reduce the pressure on services.

The Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro Credit: ITV News West Country

The Emergency Department at the Royal Cornwall Hospital sees a range of minor injuries that could have been treated by pharmacies, GPs and Minor Injury Units in community hospitals.