If you or you family need urgent care over the May bank holiday weekend, do you know where to go?
Members of the public are urged to make an NHS Walk-in Centre their first point of call for any health advice or treatment, or to call NHS 111 for GP Out of Hours GP or advice if they aren’t sure where to go.
You can also access local pharmacies for help and advice to manage any minor illnesses yourself at home.
You should only call 999 or use busy hopsital A&E departments for life-threatening emergencies.
Walk in Centres
Walk-in Centres offer nurse-led treatment and/or advice for minor illnesses and injuries that you can't treat yourself at home. All walk-in centres are open between 8am - 8pm, seven days a week. No appointment needed.
There are four walk-in centres in Liverpool – Old Swan NHS Walk-in Centre; Liverpool City Centre Walk-in Centre; Smithdown Children’s NHS Walk-in Centre; and South Liverpool NHS Walk-in Centre (Garston).
Pharmacists offer professional health advice on a wide range of common winter ailments and illnesses, and the best medicines for treating them, right on your local high street. There are 131 pharmacies in Liverpool and many of them are open from early until, and also on weekends.
To see a full list of pharmacy opening times this Easter, please click here.
NHS 111 and 111 online
This non-emergency health advice line is free to use and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You’ll speak to a fully trained adviser, and depending on the situation, the NHS 111 team can connect you to a nurse, emergency dentist or a GP, and can arrange face-to-face appointments if they think you need one. Advisers can also assess if you need an ambulance and send one immediately if necessary.
You can now also get the same help and advice online at: www.111.nhs.uk