Healthcare options in Wirral this Easter
29 March 2018
If you’re feeling unwell over the Easter bank holiday and need urgent advice or treatment from a health professional, there are a number of healthcare options available.
For common illnesses, your local pharmacy will be able to give you advice on over the counter medications. Pharmacists are trained in managing minor illness and can assess symptoms and recommend the best course of treatment or simply provide reassurance, for instance when a minor illness will get better on its own with a few days’ rest. And, if symptoms suggest it’s something more serious, they have the right clinical training to ensure you get the help you need.
You can ring NHS 111 at any time for urgent health care advice or more information on where to get treatment if you’re not sure where to go. NHS 111 will assess your symptoms and give you advice. This might be:
- Speaking to a nurse over the phone for advice
- Arranging an urgent prescription at a pharmacy
- Directing you to the GP Out of Hours Service
- Directing you to out of hours dentist
- Directing you to a Walk in Centre or Minor Injury Service
Urgent GP Appointments
During normal working days, you should contact your GP practice as usual. When your practice is closed for the Bank Holiday weekend, you can get an appointment at Arrowe Park Walk-In Centre by phoning NHS 111 or at Miriam Minor Injury and Illness Unit by calling 0151 652 6077 between 10am-6pm. Outside of these hours, phone NHS 111.
Walk in Centres and Minor Injuries and Illness Services
Wirral’s NHS Walk in centres are also open during the Easter bank holiday weekend offering treatment and advice on a range of minor illnesses and injuries such as infections and rashes, fractures, minor cuts and bruises and burns and strains. You do not need an appointment.