With the bank holiday fast approaching, here is some useful advice and information about keeping well and how to access local NHS services if you feel unwell.
Visit your local pharmacy
If you start to feel unwell, even if it is just a cough or cold, don’t wait until it gets worse!
Seek immediate advice and help from your pharmacist. The sooner you get advice, the better!
Be prepared for the Bank Holiday
Take prescribed medicines as directed and pick up any prescription medicines before Bank Holiday Monday.
If you do need help over the bank holiday period when your GP surgery or pharmacy is closed, call NHS 111 or visit www.nhs.uk to be directed to a local service.
Need to see a GP, find a local pharmacy or other local NHS service this Easter bank holiday weekend?
Call 111 to find your nearest local service – or go to www.nhs.uk for general health advice plus GP and Pharmacy opening hours.
Visit your local Walk-in Centre if you have a minor ailment or injury
Avoid putting pressure on your local accident and emergency departments by getting treatment for any minor ailments or injuries at your local walk-in centre.
- Widnes Urgent Care Centre is based at the Health Care Resource Centre and operates seven days a week from 7am to 10:30pm (including bank holidays).
- St Helens Walk In Centre is based at the Millennium Centre and is open from 7am to 10pm Monday to Saturday (including bank holidays), and from 9am to 10pm on Sunday.
The x-ray facility at St Helens Walk-In Centre will be available 9am to 5pm each day over the bank holiday weekend.
- Leigh Walk In Centre is based at Leigh Health Centre (Leigh Infirmary) and is open from 7am to 9pm, seven days a week (including bank holidays).
The x-ray facility at Leigh Walk-In Centre will be available 9am to 5pm over the bank holiday weekend.
Call 999 in an emergency
If you or a family member has a life-threatening or emergency condition do not hesitate to call 999 immediately.