RESIDENTS in West Lancashire are being reminded that if they should fall ill over the Christmas and New Year bank holidays, that help is at hand in the form of several local pharmacies.
Your local pharmacy can offer free, confidential and expert advice on a range of health issues. They can also help you to prepare for many common winter illnesses and offer advice on which medicines to keep in stock at home. NHS West Lancashire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is advising residents to make sure they know which is the closest pharmacy to them that is open over the festive bank holiday.
The following pharmacies will open over the bank holidays:
60 Liverpool Road North, Burscough, L40 4BY
Tel: 01704 894 391
- Sunday 25 December 2016 (Christmas Day): 10am – 1pm
- Monday 26 December 2016 (Boxing Day): 11am – 4pm
- Tuesday 27 December 2016: 11am – 4pm
- Sunday 1 January 2017 (New Year’s Day): 8.30am – 9pm
- Monday 2 January 2017: 11am – 4pm
Ingram, Skelmersdale, WN6 6LA
Tel: 01695 567 010
- Sunday 1 January 2017 (New Year’s Day): 11am – 5pm
Morrisons In-store Pharmacy
Park Road/Aughton Street, Ormskirk, L39 3RB
Tel: 01695 573 289
- Monday 26 December 2016 (Boxing Day): 10am – 4pm
- Tuesday 27 December 2016: 10am – 4pm
- Sunday 1 January 2017 (New Year’s Day): 10am – 4pm
- Monday 2 January 2017: 11am – 5pm
All pharmacies will be open Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, however closing times may vary, so residents are advised to contact their nearest pharmacy for more information.
The local NHS in West Lancashire is backing the Examine your Options campaign, which aims to give people the right information they need, so that they know where to go to in the first instance, to get fast, expert advice when they need it and how to help themselves and their families if they have a common illness or ailment.
There are a number of services available to residents, which offer treatment and care this winter, such as walk-in centres, your local GP, NHS 111 service and the new FREE Patient Access website and smartphone app. However, at this time of the year, it is worth remembering that residents should only access A&E and dial 999 for life-threatening and serious conditions. To find your local NHS services, who can offer you the right care and treatment for your specific need, go to www.nhs.uk to use the free service finder.
Further information on all of the above mentioned services, which are available to residents over the festive period are available on the NHS West Lancashire CCG web site: https://www.westlancashireccg.nhs.uk/help-yours-elf-to-stay-well-this-winter/
For up to the minute information on where to go if you fall ill during the bank holiday, visit the NHS West Lancashire CCG website: www.westlancashireccg.nhs.uk as well as their Twitter and Facebook pages, or visit Examine Your Options: www.examineyouroptions.info.