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Health services available in Wakefield over May Spring Bank Holiday

NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding people about the range of services available over the May Spring Bank Holiday weekend.

With another bank holiday fast approaching, the CCG is again asking people to ensure they are a bank holiday ‘PRO’ – knowing when 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 on Monday (May 27). This means that patients will still be able to 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

Bank Holiday Monday

27th May

Lloyds Pharmacy

Trinity Walk

WF1 1QQ

01924 299394

09:00-17:00

Boots Pharmacy

26-28 Upper Kirkgate

WF1 1UP

01924 376181

09:30-16:30

Asda Pharmacy

Asdale Road

WF2 7EQ

01924 241810

09:00-18:00

Boots Pharmacy

3-5 Beastfair

WF8 1AL

01977 703719

10:00-16:00

Tesco Pharmacy

Market Street

WF9 4LB

0345 6719384

12:00-16:00

Asda Pharmacy

Leeds Road

WF10 5EL

01977 788910

09:00-18:00

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

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 Phillip Earnshaw, Chair of NHS Wakefield CCG and local GP, said:

“Being a bank holiday ‘PRO’ means you’re prepared so you can enjoy the May bank holiday 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 Simon Gaskell, Senior Communications Officer on Simon.Gaskellwakefieldccg.nhsuk or 01924 315726.

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