Peninsula Community Health

St Austell Community Hospital

St Austell Community Hospital entrance

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


Porthpean Road, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL26 6AA

Tel: 01726 873000

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. 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 Minor Injury Unit Leaflet - Easy Read Version 

If you need treatment for serious or potentially life threatening conditions call 999 or visit Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust's Emergency Department.


  • 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




A range of outpatient clinics are also held on site. Appointment letters state any requirements but please call if you have any queries.


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 vomiting and diarrhoea within the last 48 hours please avoid visiting