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Are you prepared for the bank holiday weekend?

Are you prepared for the bank holiday weekend?

Your GP practice will be closed this Bank Holiday weekend. However, if you need to access healthcare advice or treatment then there are still a range of services available.



Pharmacists can provide quick, confidential advice on a range of common illnesses such as aches, pains, coughs and colds. There are pharmacies open in Wirral over the bank holiday where you can just drop in for advice without an appointment.

For pharmacies open on Monday 29th May 2017, please see below.

Remember if you have a repeat prescription, make sure you have enough medication for the bank holiday. Many GPs and pharmacies close over this period, so it’s important to make sure you’re covered by ordering and collecting prescriptions while services are still open.


Walk in Centres

In Wirral, we have three Walk in Centres:

  1. All Day Health Centre (based at Arrowe Park Hospital site)
  2. Victoria Central Walk-in Centre (in Wallasey) 
  3. Eastham Walk-in Centre

At our Walk-in centre services, you can walk-in to be seen and treated for minor injuries and illnesses by an experienced healthcare professional within four hours, no appointment is needed.

Walk-in Centres (WiC) are nurse-led facilities that provide assessment, treatment and advice for minor injuries and illnesses including:

  • infection and rashes
  • emergency contraception and advice
  • bruises
  • burns and strains
  • blood pressure checks
  • coughs, colds and flu-like symptoms
  • sore throats and earache
  • hayfever, bites and stings
  • minor cuts and wounds – wound care and dressings
  • skin complaints - rashes, sunburn, headlice
  • smoking cessation support
  • stomach ache, indigestion, constipation, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • women's health problems, e.g. thrush, menstrual advice
  • men's health problems

There are also x-ray facilities at Victoria Central Walk-in Centre and the Minor Injuries Unit. If you suspect a fracture, sprain or strain and require treatment.


NHS 111

If you have an illness that is important, but not an emergency you can call NHS 111 for free. It’s staffed by a team of fully trained call advisers supported by nurses, paramedics and doctors. They can assess your needs and guide you to locally available services.  


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