As the upcoming bank holiday weekend means more people will be out and about enjoying the extra free time in the garden, park or beach health officials are reminding people to stay safe and make sure they use the correct medical services if they need them.
Bank holidays are notoriously busy for health services as GP practices are closed for the day and people aren’t sure where to turn to if they need advice. However there are a number of options available and people are being urged to use the most appropriate service and not automatically go to A&E.
You should call 999 or go to A&E if it is a serious or life threatening emergency. If you’re not sure you can call NHS 111 and they will be able to advise you where to go.
For less serious injuries or health concerns you can visit the Walk-in Centre on Whitegate Drive in Blackpool or the Same Day Health Centre on Dock Street in Fleetwood which are both open as normal throughout the bank holiday.
Pharmacies are an excellent place to seek medical advice for minor ailments. Pharmacists are trained professionals with a wealth of knowledge on how to treat all sorts of conditions. Though some may be closed over the bank holiday below is a list of those that are open.
|Boots UK 28-38 Bank Hey Street Blackpool FY1 1DD 01253 622276||09:00 – 17:00|
|Lloyds Pharmacy 110 Talbot Road Blackpool FY1 1LR 01253 627932||11:00 – 16:00|
|Lloyds Pharmacy J Sainsbury Store Red Bank Road Blackpool FY2 9HY 01253 351667||09:00 – 19:00|
|M J Moore Pharmacy, 45-47 Westcliffe Drive, Blackpool, FY3 7BH 01253 301522||09:00 – 17:30|
|Tesco Pharmacy Tesco Extra Clifton Road Blackpool FY4 4UJ 01253 843847||07:00 – 23:00|
|Morrison’s Pharmacy, Morrison Supermarket, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, FY4 2AY 01253 343377||09:00 – 17:00 (Lunch 13:00 -14:00)|
|Whitegate Pharmacy Whitegate Health Centre Whitegate Drive Blackpool FY3 9ES 01253 807 808||08:00 – 21:00|
|Fylde and Wyre|
|Asda Pharmacy Dock Street Fleetwood Lancashire FY7 6NU 01253 879410||09:00 – 18:00|
|Boots 64 – 66 Clifton Street Lytham St. Annes FY8 5EW 01253 736194||10:30 – 16:00|
|Boots 39 Victoria Road West Cleveleys Lancashire FY5 1BS 01253 853168||10:00 – 16:00|
|Boots 3 -5 St. Annes Road West Lytham St. Annes Lancashire FY8 1SB
|10:00 – 16:00|
|Lloyds Pharmacy, St. Andrews Road North St Annes on Sea Lancashire FY8 2JE 01253 713741||08:00 – 19:00|
|WM Morrisons Pharmacy Amounderness Way Thornton Cleveleys Lancashire FY5 3TS 01253 852376||09:00 – 17:00
(Lunch 13:00 – 14:00)
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For further information about this press release please call the communications team at NHS Fylde and Wyre CCG on 01253 956337.