‘Uses services appropriately this bank holiday weekend’, Fylde Coast residents urged

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People living in Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre have been urged to continue using NHS services appropriately throughout the bank holiday weekend.

With GP practices to remain closed this Bank Holiday Monday, anyone requiring urgent but non-emergency health treatment is asked to use the urgent treatment centres in Blackpool and Fleetwood, and to stay away from the hospital A&E department unless suffering from a life-threatening illness or injury.

The advice comes as NHS bosses on the Fylde Coast have noticed an increase in the number of people attending the emergency department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Dr Ben Butler-Reid, clinical director for NHS Blackpool and NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), said: “I would urge everyone whose condition or injury isn’t life-threatening to please go to Whitegate Drive in Blackpool or Dock Street in Fleetwood. If you’re not sure what to do, call NHS111.”

The urgent treatment centres are open from 8am to 8pm, seven days a week. Social distancing measures are in place at both Fylde Coast centres and temperature checks are carried out on all patients to minimise the risk of COVID-19.

A number of pharmacies will also be open on bank holiday Monday for minor health concerns. Pharmacists can offer important advice as well as provide medication.

Pharmacy opening times on Bank Holiday Monday:

Blackpool

Pharmacy Address Phone number Opening hours
Boots, Bank Hey Street 28-38 Bank Hey Street, Blackpool 01253 622276 10.30am to 4.30pm
Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsbury’s Sainsburys Store, Red Bank Road, Bispham 01253 596709 9am to 5pm
The Hub, Whitegate Pharmacy Whitegate Health Centre, 150 Whitegate Drive, Blackpool 01253 807808 8am to 9pm
Morrisons Pharmacy Morrisons Supermarket, Amy Johnson Way, Squires Gate Lane, Blackpool 01253 343377 10am to 4pm
Tesco Pharmacy Tesco Pharmacy, Clifton Retail Park, Clifton Road, Blackpool 0345 266 6548 9am to 6pm
Norchem Pharmacy 54-56 Norbreck Road, Thornton-Cleveleys 01253 351520 2pm to 5pm

Fylde and Wyre

Pharmacy Address Phone number Opening hours
Boots, Cleveleys 39 Victoria Road West, Thornton-Cleveleys 01253 853168 10am to 4pm
Morrisons Pharmacy Amounderness Way, Thornton Cleveleys 01253 852376 10am to 4pm
Asda Pharmacy Dock Street, Fleetwood 01253 879410 9am to 6pm
Boots, Lytham 3 St Annes Road West, Lytham St Annes 01253 721668 11am to 5pm
Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsbury’s St Andrew’s Road North, Lytham St Annes 01253 726679 9am to 5pm
Boots, St Annes 66 Clifton Street, Lytham St Annes 01253 736194 11am to 4pm
Kepple Lane Pharmacy Kepple Lane, Garstang 01995 607399 8.30am to noon
2pm to 6pm