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Know What’s Open this Bank Holiday - 7th May 2018

Patients are being urged to get organised ahead of the 7 May bank holiday, request repeat prescriptions in advance and be aware of service availability.

GP practices will be closed and pharmacy services will be limited.

Saturday, 5 May is a normal working day for pharmacies, so those pharmacies that are usually open on Saturdays will be open as normal. Your local pharmacy is the place to go to get any prescription medicines and clinical advice for minor health concerns. As well as helping with common illnesses – like sore throats, coughs, colds, tummy troubles and aches and pains – and provide advice on over-the-counter medicines.

Most local pharmacies have consultation rooms for private conversations. Your pharmacist can also talk to you confidentially without anything being noted in your medical records, which some people may prefer. Getting advice from a local pharmacist is the best first step for a minor health concern. Patients are advised to telephone their usual pharmacy before travelling as opening hours may vary. For further information on opening times please see the information below.

Pharmacy7th May   Bank Holiday
Timperley Pharmacy10am – 6pm
Conran Late Night Pharmacy9am – 7pm
Tesco In-Store Pharmacy, Stretford9am – 6pm
Asda Pharmacy Trafford Park9am – 6pm
Boots Trafford Centre10am – 8pm
Tesco In-Store Pharmacy Altrincham9am – 6pm
Tesco In-Store Pharmacy Sale9am – 6pm
Lloyds Pharmacy in Sainsbury’s Altrincham10am – 4pm
Lloyds Pharmacy in Sainsbury’s Urmston9am – 5pm
Boots Pharmacy Altrincham10am – 4pm

Dr Mark Jarvis, Medical Officer of NHS Trafford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and local GP said: “Whilst self-care is generally the best option for minor ailments, it is important that local people know where to go or who to contact if they are unwell, so that they can receive the best possible treatment in the quickest time for their condition.”

Where to go for the right medical care:

  • NHS Choices website (http://www.nhs.uk) for advice on less urgent health needs.
  • NHS 111 for clinical advice, assessment and for direction to the most appropriate services for treatment if you need medical help fast but it is not an emergency – available 24/7.
  • GP practices will be closed on Monday, 7 May. Patients can ask their GP surgery about appointments in the evening and weekends.
  • Pharmacists for those generally feeling unwell.
  • Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments and the 999 ambulance service should only be used in a critical or life-threatening situation.
  • Trafford General Hospital’s Walk-in Centre is open 8am – 8pm seven days a week
  • Trafford General Hospital’s Urgent Care Centre is also onsite and open 8am-8pm seven days a week for the management of injuries
  • Altrincham Minor Injury Unit at Altrincham Hospital is open; Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am-6pm, for a range of minor injuries, including broken limbs and simple wounds.
 

 

 
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