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Need a pharmacy over the festive period? We’ve got you covered!

NHS Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging people to order repeat prescriptions prior to the Christmas holidays.

There will also still be a number of local pharmacies open over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays.

 

This means that patients can still access healthcare advice and support for common ailments from trained health professionals on the high street. Minor ailments may include:

 

  • Coughs, colds and runny noses
  • Aches and pains
  • Skin irritation
  • Diarrhoea and indigestion

 

You can view the Christmas and New Year opening times for out-of-hours pharmacies below:

 

Wakefield – Bank Holiday Opening Hours – Christmas 2018 & New Year 2019

Pharmacy

Address

Postcode

Telephone Number

Christmas Day Tuesday 25th Dec

Boxing Day Wednesday 26th Dec

New Year’s Day

Tuesday

Lloyds Pharmacy

Trinity Walk

WF1 1QQ

01924 299394

Closed

10:00-16:00

9:00-17:00

Kingfisher Chemist Ltd

192 Kirkgate

WF1 1UE

01924 291898

11:00-15:00

Closed

Closed

Boots Pharmacy

26-28 Upper Kirkgate

WF1 UP

01924 376181

Closed

09:30-16:30

Closed

Asda Stores

Asdale Road

WF2 7EQ

01924 241810

Closed

09:00-18:00

10:00-17:00

Hughes Chemists (Northern) Ltd

Madeley Road

WF4 2JD

01226 722429

09:00-11:00

Closed

Closed

Carlton Pharmacy

10 Station Road

WF5 8AD

01924 275595

10:00-12:00

Closed

Closed

Exel Chemist

56 High Street

WF6 2AQ

01924 896777

09:00-11:00

09:00-15:00

Closed

Boots Pharmacy

3-5 Beastfair

WF8 1AL

01977 703719

Closed

10:00-16:00

Closed

Cohens Chemist

The Grange Medical Centre

WF9 4DP

01977 624280

Closed

Closed

10:00-12:00

Boots Pharmacy

Units 20-21

WF10 1AD

01977 552093

Closed

10:00-16:00

Closed

Airedale Pharmacy

Elizabeth Court

WF10 3TG

01977 516322

10:00-12:00

Closed

Closed

Asda Stores

Leeds Road

WF10 5EL

01977 788910

Closed

09:00-18:00

10:00-17:00

 

Dr Phil Earnshaw, Chair of Wakefield CCG and local GP, said: “For many, Christmas and New Year is a time for celebration and a chance to enjoy a break over the bank holidays; but whatever your plans, don’t let falling ill ruin them.

 

“Your pharmacy can help you with more than you might think – no appointment needed, just walk-in.

 

“It is also important to remember to order in advance any repeat prescriptions from your GP that you may need during the holidays.

 

“If you do lose a script or run out of medication unexpectedly, then you will need to call NHS 111. They can direct you to designated pharmacies which can help with urgent requests for repeat medicines.”

 

 

ENDS

 

Notes to editors

 

In Wakefield there are many options available for those who need medical support for non-life-threatening conditions, including:

  • Advice from your local community pharmacist, who can provide a range of over-the-counter medications for minor illness and injury
  • NHS 111, available 24/7 – providing urgent medical help fast. They can also book you an appointment with a healthcare professional if you need one, including a GP when your normal GP is closed
  • King Street Walk-in Centre, open 10am-10pm, providing expert care for minor injuries and illness that are not life threatening including; strains, sprains, cuts and grazes, rashes and skin infections
  • Pontefract Urgent Treatment Centre at Pontefract Hospital, open 24/7, the service can help you with urgent, non-life threatening illness or injury including; strains, sprains and suspected broken bones, minor scalds and burns, feverish illness in adults and children and cuts and grazes
  • Same-day evening and weekend GP appointments (including bank holidays). These are available by calling your usual GP practice number when your practice is closed. You will get to speak to a clinician or be advised to call NHS 111, depending on when you call, who will be able to book you a GP appointment if needed.
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