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 only call 999 or go to A&E if it is a serious or life threatening emergency. 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.
If you’re not sure you can call NHS 111 which will be able to advise you where to go.
Pharmacies are also 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 on Monday 28 August.
|Boots UK 28-38 Bank Hey Street, Blackpool FY1 1DD||09:00 – 17:00|
|Lloydspharmacy 110 Talbot Road, Blackpool FY1 1LR||11:00 – 16:00|
|Lloyds Pharmacy J Sainsbury Store Red Bank Road, Blackpool FY2 9HY||09:00 – 19:00|
|M J Moore Pharmacy, 45-47 Westcliffe Drive, Blackpool, FY3 7BH||09:00 – 17:30|
|Tesco Pharmacy Tesco Extra Clifton Road, Blackpool FY4 4UJ||07:00 – 23:00|
|Morrison’s Pharmacy, Morrison Supermarket, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool, FY4 2AY||09:00 – 17:00|
|Whitegate Pharmacy, Whitegate Health Centre, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool FY3 9ES||08:00 – 21:00|
|Fylde and Wyre|
|Asda Pharmacy Dock Street, Fleetwood Lancashire FY7 6NU||09:00 – 18:00|
|Boots 64 – 66 Clifton Street, Lytham St. Annes FY8 5EW||10:30 – 16:00|
|Boots 39 Victoria Road West, Cleveleys Lancashire FY5 1BS||10:00 – 16:00|
|Boots 3 -5 St. Annes Road West, Lytham St. Annes Lancashire FY8 1SB||10:0 – 16:00|
|Lloyds Pharmacy, St. Andrews Road North, St Annes on Sea Lancashire FY8 2JE||08:00 – 19:00|
|WM Morrisons Pharmacy Amounderness Way, Thornton Cleveleys FY5 3TS||09:00 – 17:00|