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Health services still here to help on Spring bank holiday

Patients in Wakefield will get support when they need it on the upcoming Spring bank holiday – with a number of services still here to help.

Although GP practices will be closed, we are here to support any urgent same day healthcare requirements through the GP Care Wakefield service, which will be operating between 9am and 10pm. Just ring your usual practice number and you will be redirected to a trained clinician who can assess your issue and arrange a telephone consultation or appointment locally, if needed.

Some community pharmacies will be open - please see the table below for details of these:

Pharmacy

Telephone Number

Monday 25 May

Lloyds Pharmacy, Trinity Walk, Wakefield, WF1 1QQ

01924 299394

09:00-17:00

Kingfisher Chemist, 192 Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1UE 01924 291898 18:00-22:00

Boots Pharmacy, 26-28 Upper Kirkgate, Wakefield, WF1 1UP

01924 376181

09:30-16:30

Asda Pharmacy, Asdale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7EQ

01924 241810

09:00-18:00

Excel Chemist, 56 High Street, Normanton, WF6 2AQ  01924 896777 10:00-15:00

Boots Pharmacy, 3-5 Beastfair, Pontefract, WF8 1AL

01977 703719

10:00-16:00

Tesco Pharmacy, Market Street, Pontefract, WF9 4LB

0345 6719384

09:00-18:00

Asda Pharmacy, Leeds Road, Castleford, WF10 5EL

01977 788910

09:00-18:00

Alongside this, the King Street Walk In Centre in Wakefield will be open between 10am and 10pm and the Pontefract Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC) will be open 24 hours. 

It isn’t appropriate to attend any of these settings if you think you may have coronavirus symptoms; you should stay at home if you have symptoms and use the NHS111 online coronavirus service if you feel you need support.

If you have a life threatening illness or injury then you should call 999 or go to an Emergency Department.

NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Clinical Chair, Dr Adam Sheppard, said: “There is a lot of work happening to make sure patients in Wakefield get the support they need on Spring bank holiday.”

As well as health services, dental services are also changing because of coronavirus and all non-urgent activity has been suspended. 

If you do have an urgent dental problem, ring your dental practice in normal hours or NHS111 outside normal hours and they will be able to advise you and refer you to an Urgent Dental Care (UDC) treatment hub for face-to-face treatment if needed. 

Please do not attend an Emergency Department with a dental problem.

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