Newquay community hospital reopens after rain damage

A community hospital which was forced to close following severe rain damage is due to reopen later.

Newquay Community Hospital, operated by Peninsula Community Health, closed its minor injury unit (MIU) on Monday after rain caused damage to an office and two of the three treatment rooms.

Ruth Pooley, modern matron at the hospital, said she was pleased it was able to "re-open so quickly".

Torrential rain caused flash flooding in Cornwall and North Devon on Monday.

Mrs Pooley said: "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."

In Crantock, near Newquay, two pubs and the post office were flooded.

Parts of North Devon were also affected, with some roads impassable.

In Cornwall, Helston, Perranporth, Camborne, Newquay and Truro experienced flooding.

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