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Here’s what you need to know about health services available in Wakefield over Easter

NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding people that there are a range of services available over the bank holiday weekend, which runs from Good Friday 19 April to Easter Monday 22 April.

Image of a clock with information about health services in Wakefield over the bank holiday weekend.

The CCG is asking local people to consider how much of a bank holiday ‘PRO’ they are – whether they know what to do if they need to visit a pharmacy (P), get a repeat prescription (R)  or use out-of-hours services (O).

 

A number of local pharmacies will be open over the bank holiday. This means that patients can still access healthcare advice and support for common conditions from trained health professionals when their GP practice is closed.

 

Pharmacists can offer advice on common ailments such as coughs, colds and aches and pains. In addition, most common ailments can be treated at home by keeping a well-stocked medicine cabinet.

 

A list of opening times for out-of-hours pharmacies across the Wakefield district is as follows:

 

Pharmacy

Address

Postcode

Telephone Number

Good Friday

19th April

Easter Sunday

21st April

Bank Holiday Monday

22nd April

Lloyds Pharmacy

Trinity Walk

WF1 1QQ

01924 299394

09:00-17:00

Closed

09:00-17:00

Boots Pharmacy

26-28 Upper Kirkgate

WF1 UP

01924 376181

08:30-17:30

Closed

09:30-16:30

Superdrug Pharmacy

12 All Saints Walk

WF1 1US

01924 370076

08:30-17:30

Closed

Closed

Cohens Chemist

102 Barnsley Road

WF1 5NX

01924 255273

Closed

12:00-14:00

Closed

Asda Pharmacy

Asdale Road

WF2 7EQ

01924 241810

09:00-18:00

Closed

09:00-18:00

Hughes Chemists (Northern) Ltd

Madeley Road

WF4 2JD

01226 722429

Closed

09:00-11:00

Closed

Exel Chemist

56 High Street

WF6 2AQ

01924 896777

09:00-15:00

13:00-15:00

09:00-15:00

Boots Pharmacy

3-5 Beastfair

WF8 1AL

01977 703719

08:00-17:30

Closed

10:00-16:00

Boots Pharmacy

39 Barnsley Road

WF9 2RN

01977 642545

09:00-17:30

Closed

Closed

Tesco Pharmacy

Market Street

WF9 4LB

0345 6719384

12:00-16:00

Closed

12:00-16:00

Boots Pharmacy

Units 20-21

WF10 1AD

01977 552093

09:00-17:30

Closed

Closed

Superdrug Pharmacy

74 Carlton Street

WF10 1DE

01977 554615

09:00-17:30

Closed

Closed

Airedale Pharmacy

Elizabeth Court

WF10 3TG

01977 516322

Closed

10:00-12:00

Closed

Asda Pharmacy

Leeds Road

WF10 5EL

01977 788910

09:00-18:00

Closed

09:00-18:00

 

People are advised to make sure that any repeat prescriptions they need are ordered ahead of the bank holiday.

 

Dr Phillip Earnshaw, Chair of NHS Wakefield CCG and local GP, said: “Forgetting to get your repeat prescriptions puts a lot of extra work on GP out-of-hours services over bank holidays when people realise they have run out of their regular medication and need to get more supplies urgently.

 

“We’re asking patients or carers to phone their GP as soon as possible if they need regular medicines to last over Easter.”

 

Across Wakefield district there are many out-of-hours services available for those who need urgent medical support for non-life-threatening conditions, including:

 

  • The King Street Walk-in Centre, Wakefield - open every day, including bank holidays, from 10:00am-10:00pm. A nurse-led service that provides assessment, advice and treatment of minor illnesses and a selection of minor injuries
  • Pontefract Urgent Treatment Centre - can help with urgent, non-life threatening illness or injury. Walk-in patients will be seen 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week
  • Weekend GP appointments - available every day over the bank holiday weekend by calling your usual GP practice number between 9am and 3pm
  • Calling 111- people can also ring NHS 111 for advice and direction to the most appropriate service if they don’t know where to go. NHS 111 is available 24-hours-a-day, 365-days-a-year and calls are free.

     

Dr Earnshaw added: “Being a bank holiday ‘PRO’ means you’re prepared so you can enjoy the long-weekend with peace of mind.

 

“Across the district we have a really good offer for people who may need to access urgent medical support for non-life-threatening conditions.

 

“Some of our pharmacies are going to be open and pharmacists are a helpful first point of call for information about managing minor illnesses, alongside providing health and wellbeing advice.

 

“It’s really important that people only need to go to Pinderfields A&E or dial 999 for significant accidents, or serious medical conditions.”

 

ENDS

For media enquiries, please contact Dannie Houston, Senior Communications Officer on Danniella.houston@wakefieldccg.nhs.uk or 01924 317684.