St Austell Community Hospital

Telephone: 01726 291100
Address: Porthpean Road, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6AD

4.5 out of 5 stars

Based on 20 ratings for this hospital


St Austell Hosp


Tel.  01726 873000

St Austell Community Hospital offers a number of inpatient beds and services and the X-Ray department is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. We also provide emergency hormonal contraception. The hospital has limited shop facilities so patients are advised to bring toiletries, change of clothes, foot wear, medicines and books/magazines. A range of outpatient clinics are also held on site.  Appointment letters state any requirements but please call if you have any queries.

Visiting hours

Between 2pm and 4pm in the afternoon and 6pm to 8pm in the evening, with protected mealtimes between 5pm and 6pm.

Minor Injuries Unit

The hospital has a Minor Injury Unit open every day (including public holidays) between 8am and 10pm. Please note the MIU will close at the earlier time of 5pm on 3 June 2014, we apologise for any inconvienience.  Our MIU staff try to see patients as quickly as possible and generally waiting times are less than in an A&E department. If your injury is not serious, you can get help at an MIU rather than going to A&E, allowing A&E staff to concentrate on people with serious, life-threatening conditions and saving you a potentially long wait.

The hospital is also home to Penrice Birthing Unit which is hosted by Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust.


  • Free parking
  • Disabled parking and access
  • Teas, coffees and confectionery items on sale


  • Cardiology services  
  •  Dietetics services 
  •  Diagnostic services
  • Minor injuries
  • Ophthalmology 
  • Prosthetic and orthotic services
  • Substance abuse services

Infection control

To help us to reduce the spread of infection, we ask visitors 

  • to use alcohol hand gel on arrival and departure
  • if you have experienced vomitting and diarrhoea within the last 48 hours please avoid visiting


Contact details, map and directions

St Austell Community Hospital

Tel: 01726 291100

Address: Porthpean Road, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6AD


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Quality of service at St Austell Community Hospital

Care Quality Commission national standards

All standards met
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% of patients who have been hurt in a fall in the last 3 days

0.58% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

% of patients being treated for a bed sore (pressure ulcer)

5.68% - Based on a monthly spot check survey of patients on the ward

Latest reviews of this hospital

Birth Centre review

I gave birth to my son 3 weeks ago at the birth centre. I cannot praise the staff and facilities enough, The whole experience from admiss...

24 May 2014

Disappointed with lack of dental treatment.

I had an emergency dental appointment at the hospital at which i was diagnosed with a dental abscess. The nhs direct website recommen...

22 May 2014


The lack of friendliness and hygiene in this department is really hard to believe when I have used and seen others areas of this hospital...

2 May 2014

MIU staff are amazing - thank you!!

My daughter (9months old) had an eye infection. I rang Polkyth Surgery, and waited 2.5 hours for a call back just to say that there was a...

2 May 2014

Hearing clinic

my appointment was for 11.30am - I had travelled from Wadebridge (40 mile round trip.) I arrived and booked in at 11.25 and was told to ...

8 April 2014

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Last updated on 03 June 2014.

Information supplied by Peninsula Community Health C.I.C