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Know your healthcare options this Christmas and New Year

Stay well this winter

People in Wirral have a number of healthcare options this Christmas and New Year.


Seven Wirral pharmacies will open on Christmas Day, and 12 will open on Boxing Day and New Year's Day. 

Download a list here (correct as of 15/12/17)

Or visit to find a pharmacy near you.  


Urgent GP Appointments

If you have a more pressing medical need, call NHS 111.

Urgent GP appointments will be available from Monday 18th December via NHS 111 from 8am-8pm every day over the festive period including Christmas Day.

All Wirral GP practices are set to open as normal from Wednesday, December 27th to Friday, December 29th inclusive and from Tuesday, January 2nd 2018 onwards.

Out of Hours Dentists 

You can also find an out-of-hours dentist via 111.


Walk in Centres/Minor Injuries Unit

Arrowe Park Walk-in Centre

Arrowe Park Hospital

Arrowe Park Road


CH49 5PE

Opening Times:

8.00am–10.00pm every day including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.


Victoria Central Walk-in Centre

Mill Lane


CH44 5UF 

Opening Times:

8.00am-10.00pm every day including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day:


Victoria Central Minor Injuries Unit

Mill Lane


CH44 5UF  

Opening Times:

9.00am – 9.00pm every day including Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

X-ray facilities – open at 9.00am – 8.30pm.


Miriam Minor Injury and Illness Service

Birkenhead Medical Building, 31 Laird St, Birkenhead, CH41 8DB

Opening Times:

Friday 22nd December: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Saturday 23rd December: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday 24th December: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Monday 25th December: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 26th December: 10:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 27th December 10:00am - 8:00pm

Thursday 28th December 10:00am - 8:00pm

Friday 29th December: 10:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday 30th December 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sunday 31st December 10:00am - 6:00pm

Monday 1st January 10:00am - 5:00pm


Parkfield Minor Injury and Illness Service, New Ferry

Opening Times:


Monday 25th December – Closed

Tuesday 26th December – Closed

Wednesday 27th December – 2.00pm-6.00pm

Thursday 28th December - 2.00pm-6.00pm

Friday 29th December – 2.00pm-6.00pm

Saturday 30th December – Closed

Sunday 31st December – Closed

Monday 1st January – Closed


Please note the change in hours of opening of the Parkfield Minor Injury & Illness Service, New Ferry, from Tuesday 2nd January 2018: 

Monday - Friday 10.00am-2.00pm

This a nurse practitioner led and a drop in service for Minor Injuries and Illnesses. It is not designed for diversion of patients seeking GP appointments and for acute medical emergencies. In addition children under 1 years cannot be seen in this service.


Call 111 or visit to see all of the options available to you this Christmas and New Year.